Brian Wander Joins Buckhead Community Improvement District Board of Directors

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General Manager of JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead Appointed to a Four-Year Term by Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens

ATLANTA – December 19, 2023 – Brian Wander, general manager of JW Mariott Atlanta Buckhead, has been appointed to the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID) board of directors by Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens. Wander replaces Scott Snipes who resigned his position earlier this year after accepting a new job out of state.

“We welcome Brian to the Buckhead CID board and look forward to benefiting from his expertise as general manager of one of our community’s outstanding hotels,” said Jim Durrett, executive director of BCID and president of the Buckhead Coalition.

Wander has been general manager of the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead since 2018, his latest position in a career that includes more than 20 years of general manager experience. During his time at the JW Marriott Atlanta Buckhead, Wander assisted in planning and executing the largest renovation in the hotel’s 35-year history with a transformational capital improvement project completed in 2020.

Wander began his hospitality career at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta before joining Mariott International. He served as general manager of the Renaissance Charleston Historic District Hotel in his hometown of Charleston, S.C. During his tenure there the hotel earned recognition including being named one of the best hotels in Charleston by Conde Nast Traveler.

Wander received a bachelor of science degree and a masters of business administration from Clemson University. He is active in Atlanta professional and charitable organizations and serves as Chairman of the Georgia Hotel & Lodging Association’s Buckhead Hotel Council.


About Buckhead CID

The objective of the Buckhead Community Improvement District (BCID), working with the City of Atlanta and its community partners, is to meet the challenges resulting from Buckhead’s rapid, primarily automobile-based growth, including improving safety, traffic mobility, enhancing the pedestrian environment, creating better access to public transit, initiating intra-district transportation alternatives, encouraging better integration of land uses and improving linkages to the region’s automobile, transit and bicycle networks. For more information about the Buckhead CID, visit

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