LOS ANGELES, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Karen Williams, who retired on July 31 after nearly 23 years with the Louisville Convention & Visitors Bureau, will be working as the Director of Industry Relations for Los Angeles-based Schneider Publishing Company. In her new role, Williams will help guide the industry outreach and business development efforts of Schneider Publishing, whose brands include Association News and SportsTravel magazines and the TEAMS Conference & Expo.
"I am excited that this new role will allow me to continue the wonderful relationships I have developed with both meetings-industry organizations and meeting planners," said Williams. "I also look forward to contributing to the continued growth of Schneider Publishing, which is truly the best-of-class organization among the meetings-industry media."
Williams is a past board member of Meeting Professionals International and Destination Marketing Association International. She served as the chairperson of the Destination & Travel Foundation, the 501(c)3 affiliate of DMAI and the U.S. Travel Association.
"Karen is one of those rare individuals who really embodies the hospitality industry," said Timothy Schneider, president and CEO of Schneider Publishing. "We are very happy that during this next chapter of her career, we will be working closely with Karen to continue to expand our company and the services we provide to the travel and meetings industries."
Based in Louisville, Williams will work on a series of initiatives for Schneider Publishing, including the development of a live-show component for Association News. Williams will also serve as a brand ambassador for Schneider Publishing and will be available as a guest speaker and expert presenter at industry events. In addition to her projects for Schneider Publishing, Williams plans to share her expertise in destination marketing and meeting planning through the new consulting firm she has launched called KWG Inspired.
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Schneider Publishing Company publishes Association News, America's most-read magazine for association executives, and SportsTravel, the sports world's event magazine. Schneider Publishing also organizes the TEAMS Conference & Expo, the world's largest gathering of sports-event organizers, which will be held October 1-4 in Detroit. The group travel markets served by Schneider Publishing generate 106 million hotel room nights annually. For more information, call Schneider Publishing toll-free at (877) 577-3700 (or (310) 577-3700 if calling from outside the United States) or visit SchneiderPublishing.com.
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