Williamson County CVB names new president, CEO

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The Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau announced Monday the appointment of new president and CEO Ellie Westman Chin.

The Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau (WCCVB) announced this week the appointment of Ellie Westman Chin as its new president and CEO.

Westman Chin brings more than 20 years of experience in marketing, sales and management, most recently as vice president of business development and corporate events for the Atlanta Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACVB).

Im excited to be appointed as the president and CEO of the Williamson County Convention and Visitors Bureau and to return to Middle Tennessee, Westman Chin said.

Williamson County is a wonderful destination with a stellar reputation, and I look forward to working with the staff, board of directors and community to continue to promote the destination to leisure travelers and meeting planners.

Prior to joining ACVB, Westman Chin worked for Empire Force Events in New York City as an account director managing event programs and serving as day-to-day contact for corporate clients. Those clients include NYC2012, Johnson and Johnson, Sony Electronics and Volkswagen.

Her goals for the Williamson County bureau are to grow the reputation of Williamson County as a world-class destination for visitors to experience, work with city leaders to continue to develop exceptional attractions and increase the economic impact of visitor spending, Westman Chin said.

We welcome Ellie as our new leader for the WCCVB and are convinced that she can help us take advantage of the many opportunities we have to market our community and increase the economic impact tourism has on Williamson County, CVB chairman Steve Smith said in a news release.

Westman Chins new position is a homecoming to the Nashville area.

She moved to Nashville in 1993, serving as Nashville CVB director of convention services and helping to create the Nashville Sports Council for the NCV

As associate executive director of the council, Westman Chin helped secure both the Houston Oilers now the Tennessee Titans and the NHL franchise Nashville Predators.

She was also director of operations for the 1997 US Figure Skating Championships and produced the inaugural Music City Bowl.

Westman Chin is a member of Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI) and earned her Certification as a Destination Marketing Executive (CDME) in 2013.

In 2009, 2011 and 2012, she was named ACVB Leader of the Year. In 2012, she was a Woman of the Year candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS), receiving the LLS Community Citizenship Award.

A native of Chicago, Westman Chin has a Bachelor of Arts in marketing from Lipscomb University in Nashville. She and her husband, Ken, reside in Williamson County.

Jessica Pace covers Williamson County, Williamson County Schools and the Town of Nolensville for BrentWord Communications. Contact her at jess@brentwoodhomepage.com or follow her on Twitter @Jess_Marie_Pace.

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