Executive Director, Visit Roswell
Andy Williams, CMP, TMP
Andy Williams, CMP, TMP, serves as Executive Director of Visit Roswell, the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Roswell, Georgia. At the CVB, he manages a team charged with leading the efforts of tourism promotion through marketing and sales activities relevant to the destination’s hotels, restaurants, venues, special events and attractions. A through-and-through Georgia-born peach, Andy has 14 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Prior to joining the team at Visit Roswell, Andy served as Director of Sales at Destination South Meetings & Events, a leading company in destination management, event production and meeting management. Previous to his time at Destination South, Andy was Director of Sales at the Dunwoody Convention & Visitors Bureau, where he established the organization’s sales plan and worked daily to build business through group sales. Andy also worked at the CVB in Madison, Georgia – promoting the town as a tourism destination and partnering with location scouts on film productions being produced in the area. In Madison, he also served terms as President and Public Relations Chair of the Rotary Club of Morgan County.
Andy recently spent years in leadership positions with MPI Georgia, the seventh largest chapter within the global Meeting Professionals International community. His roles included President, Vice President of Finance, and Vice President of Membership. Andy is a Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) through the Events Industry Council and a Travel Marketing Professional (TMP) through the Southeast Tourism Society. He received the “40 under 40” designation in 2012 from Connect Meetings for his contributions and leadership within the meetings and events industry. Additionally, MPI Georgia named Andy Rising Star of the Year in 2013, Supplier Member of the Year in 2014, and Chapter Leader of the Year in 2015. In 2018, Andy was named one of 25 “Young Event Professionals to Watch” by Special Events Magazine. Most recently, Andy was recognized as a member of Roswell Magazine’s “10 under 40.” He is a 2019 graduate of Leadership North Fulton and co-chaired the 2020 class. He also serves on the board of directors for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. Andy is also a board member for the Georgia Association of Convention & Visitors Bureaus.
Andy is a graduate of Young Harris College and Georgia Southern University. At Georgia Southern, he received a Bachelor of Science degree in tourism & commercial recreation. He and his wife Ryan have a son named Morgan and a daughter named Addie. They enjoy hiking and camping in the North Georgia Mountains and can be found sipping a beer on a patio around town.
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