President & CEO, Williamson County CVB
Ellie Westman Chin has served as President & CEO of the Williamson County Convention & Visitors Bureau since July 2014. In that time Franklin and the communities of Williamson County, Tennessee have evolved into a year-round destination known for a unique blend of music, history and southern culture.
Visitor spending in Williamson County now exceeds $452 million annually, with an annual increase of $10 million since 2014.
During Westman Chin’s tenure, she has helped spearhead development initiatives that include the creation of a Masters & Makers Trail, Music Tourism Convention in partnership with international partner Sound Diplomacy, Mars Petcare’s Better Cities for Pets, Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival, Williamson County Sports Authority, Franklin Public Arts Commission, and the Americana Music Triangle.
Combined with increased sales and marketing efforts under the direction of Westman Chin the WCCVB has increased the number of meetings, events, and tournaments by 26% percent since 2015 and garnered unprecedented national and international attention for Franklin and Williamson County.
Westman Chin serves on the boards of the U.S. Travel Association, Nashville Predators Foundation, Greater Nashville Hospitality Association and the Williamson County Chamber of Commerce as well as on the Nashville International Airport Air Service Coalition, Destinations International’s Foundation and the newly created Franklin Public Arts Commission. In 2018 Westman Chin was recognized as the Greater Nashville Hospitality Association’s Hospitality & Tourism Woman Leader of the Year.