It is with great pride that we announce that our very own Dan Williams, former senior director of convention sales, is the new vice president of sales at Experience Columbus. In this role, he will oversee all aspects of convention sales and services. As an active member of Destination Marketing Association International (DMAI), Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and the National Coalition of Black Meeting Planners (NCBMP), and with three years at the company already under his belt, Dan certainly has the best qualifications to grow our convention business.

Keep reading to get to know Dan better in the short interview below!

Fun fact: I own 250 pairs of shoes. I don't wear all of them though; some are just collectors items. My most coveted pair are my Air Jordan 3 Retro 88s with the Nike Air on the back. Those are truly iconic. Its not all about sneakers though, I just love great shoes. My favorite dress shoe brand is Magnanni, a great company that actually has a U.S. office right here in the New Albany area of Greater Columbus.

Who was the first person you told the good news? My dad.

Where are you going to celebrate? At home with my family.

What is your Columbus brew of choice while relaxing? They are all so good but if I had to choose, it would be a toss-up between the Rockmill Brewery Tripel or the Columbus Brewing Company Pale Ale.

How many times do you hit snooze in the morning? On rare occasions I will use the snooze button, but I typically get up with my first alarm at 5:30 am and watch sports. That's my me time before the craziness of the day sets in.