New Member Spotlight
Andy Williams

AndyWilliams, CMP, TMP, serves as Executive Director of Visit Roswell, the Convention & Visitors Bureau of Roswell, Georgia. At the CVB, he and his team are 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 12 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. His efforts resulted in $12.7 million in estimated economic impact within the city during his tenure. Andy also worked at the CVB in Madison, Georgia – promoting the town as a tourist 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 is an engaged and passionate member of MPI Georgia, the seventh largest chapter within the global Meeting Professionals International community. He currently serves as Immediate Past President, and has previously served as 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.
Andy is a graduate of Young Harris College and Georgia Southern University—where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in tourism & commercial recreation. He and his wife Ryan have a two-year-old son Morgan, a four-month-old daughter Addie, and a rescue pup, Beckett. They enjoy hiking and camping in the north Georgia Mountains and can be found sipping a beer on a patio around town or enjoying a glass of wine at a local Georgia vineyard.
Posted by Karen Pilcher
February 4, 2019