2016 Industry Leaders: Dan Williams

By Sponsored Content, December 16, 2016

Dan Williams Industry LeadersDan Williams
Vice President of Sales, Experience Columbus
Columbus, Ohio

Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, young Williams began his career at an internet startup that provided software, advertising and technology solutions to businesses in the hospitality industry. Once he got older, wiser and balder, Williams leveraged his sales prowess to join the CVB world, first in Cleveland before moving on to the largest of Ohio’s three Cs: Columbus. In addition to his work, Williams is actively involved in many industry organizations while remaining consistently suave and stylish in everyday life.

Career Accomplishments
Williams’ day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing the convention sales and services departments, while developing short- and long-term sales strategies and coordinating efforts with Columbus hotels and facilities. In his “free” time, he is passionate about engaging students of diverse backgrounds to consider careers in the hospitality industry.

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“Dan is a fantastic role model. He is the kind of person who makes you want to work hard for him,” says Kalee Barnhardt, national sales manager at Experience Columbus.

If I weren’t in the hospitality profession, I’d be… a professional football player.


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