Executive Director | Visit Athens
Katie Williams serves as Executive Director of Visit Athens, the official destination marketing organization charged with promoting Athens for tourism, groups, and meetings. Williams is passionate about the role of tourism in economic development, and strongly believes that community collaboration is the key to success.
From 2009 – 2020, Williams served as the founding Executive Director of Discover Dunwoody, the destination marketing organization for Dunwoody, Ga. She began her tourism career in 2008 in Thomasville, Ga., where a piece of her heart still resides among the roses.
Hailing from Roswell, Ga., Williams attended the University of Georgia, receiving a degree in Public Relations. Williams is certified as a Travel Marketing Professional by Southeast Tourism Society. She is Past-President of the Board of Directors for the Georgia Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus. In 2021, Williams was named an Athens-area Gamechanger.
In addition to her day job, Williams married to Scott and mom to three children.