Join us Monday August 13th 2018 at Seawells 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm for Bill Ellen and Scott Powers of Experience ColumbiaSC.

Bill EllenBill, should have hospitality as his middle name, Ellen has been in the hotel industry for 29 years and spanning 3 states, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida. 18 of those 29 years, Bill proudly served as Partner/General Manager of the Clarion Hotel in here in wonderful Columbia. Lucky for us, for the past 5 years he has served as the President and CEO of the Midlands Authority for Conventions, Sports, and Tourism. Now known as Experience ColumbiaSC. In his time at Experience ColumbiaSC, Bill has seen our region welcome 14.7 Million visitors annually which has help make our tourism a $2.1 Billion-dollar industry for the Midlands.

Bill has also helped grow our community by serving as Past President of the Columbia Hotel Assn. and S.C. Hotel Association. Past chairman of the S.C. Tourism Council and currently serves as Vice-Chair of the S.C. Travel and Tourism Coalition

Bill and his wife, Jackie, reside in Columbia with their 3 beautiful children and are members of Shandon United Methodist Church.

S.Scott Powers is the Executive Director for Experience ColumbiaSC Sports.

Please join us and bring a guest to learn more about March Madness 2019 and the great things we can look forward to because of the wonderful work completed Bill, Scott and their great team. Visit the Experience ColumbiaSC website or check out their most recent Annual Report.