April PIP to feature CEO of Discovery Park of America and Youth LEAD Graduation

Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019 2:00 pm

Note:  The breakfast is being held one week later than usual on April 11.  

The April 11th Power in Partnership breakfast of the Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce will feature Scott Williams, President and CEO of Discovery Park of America, and the graduation of the Youth LEAD Class #8 participants. The breakfast will be held on Thursday, April 11, at 7:30 a.m. at the Julian Carroll Convention Center. Caring People Services is the sponsor. 

Discovery Park of America, located in Union City, Tennessee, is a 100,000-square-foot museum sitting on a beautifully landscaped 50-acre heritage park that welcomes hundreds of thousands of guests to the region every year. 

Previously, Williams served as president and COO of the Newseum in Washington, D.C. where he managed many of the activities taking place in a seven-story museum on Pennsylvania Avenue between the White House and the Capitol. Williams earned his degree in journalism from the University of Memphis, then held positions in a variety of organizations, eventually landing at Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. for 12 years.  There he managed annual events like Elvis Week, the Elvis birthday celebration and the Graceland Christmas lighting, while contributing to initiatives like the Elvis Cruise, the Ultimate Elvis Tribute Artist Contest, the Elvis Cirque du Soleil show, Viva Elvis and the Elvis Broadway play.  

He is currently working on his third book, “Forgotten Stories of West Tennessee.” In 2017, Williams' published his second book, “An Odd Book, How the First Modern Pop Culture Reporter Conquered New York," while his first book, "The Forgotten Adventures of Richard Halliburton: A High-Flying Life from Tennessee to Timbuktu," was published in 2014. 

The breakfast will also feature recognition of 34 local high school students who recently completed the Youth LEAD program coordinated by the Leadership Paducah Alumni Association.


Below are the details of the breakfast:

When: Thursday, April 11, 7:30-8:30 a.m. (note one week later than usual)

Where: Julian M. Carroll Convention Center

Speaker: Scott Williams, President/CEO of the Discovery Park of America

Sponsor:  Caring People Services

Special Recognition:  Youth LEAD Graduation

Cost: $15 for members, $25 for non-Chamber members


If you are not a Power Card holder, please make your reservations by Tuesday, April 9, by

5 p.m. to the Chamber at paducahchamber.org, 270-443-1746 or info@paducahchamber.org.

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