The Abernathy General Manager Elected To Clemson Area Chamber Of Commerce Board

Gary Cohen Named Newest Board Member for Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce

CLEMSON, SC | August 30, 2017 – Gary Cohen, General Manager of Clemson's newest hotel, The Abernathy, has been elected to the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce Board. Prior to The Abernathy, Cohen opened fourteen hotels with Marriott. Gary also held General Manager positions at Hyatt Regency in Greenville, Market Pavilion Hotel in Charleston, J.W. Marriott Hotel at Lenox in Atlanta, and the Columbia Marriott. Outside of the hospitality industry, Cohen was General Manager for Century 21 Bob Capes Realtors and Broker in Charge of Allen Tate Realtors.

Not only does Gary Cohen have the career experience for this position, but he also has been involved with every community that he has been a part of. He held various roles on the Atlanta, Greenville, Easley, and Greater Columbia Chambers of Commerce. As a proven leader, Cohen was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by Governor Carroll Campbell and the Lodging Leader of the Year by Georgia Hospitality and Travel Association.

As a member of the Clemson Area Chamber of Commerce Board, Cohen will be a leader to help guide and grow the organization as well as oversee activities and participate in policy decisions. Gary Cohen stated, "As I begin my career at The Abernathy, I am so excited to not only have the opportunity to grow the hotel but to also help the Clemson community as whole. As a member of this board, I will be able to help promote and unite fellow businesses in the area."

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About The Abernathy

Located one block from Memorial Stadium at 157 Old Greenville Highway, Clemson, SC 29631, The Abernathy is a new premier boutique hotel that pays homage to the rich history and cherished traditions of Clemson. The Abernathy features 41 guest rooms, along with an array of public spaces including a VIP hospitality suite and TAPS Bar & Café. Named after the late Larry Abernathy, the city’s longtime mayor and university professor, the hotel weaves surprises and delights unique to Clemson throughout the guest experience.