Walton Media Group has announced the appointment of Stacey Williams as Group Marketing & PR Director, effective 1st July 2015.
A leading figure in the Irish and international golf industry, she recently stepped down as the Chief Executive of the Ireland Golf Tour Operator Association (IGTOA), the national representative body for the Irish golf tourism industry, after eight years of service to the organisation.
Stacey has worked extensively in the Irish and international golf industry with the leading bodies in the game including the Confederation of Irish Golf, the PGA Irish Region, the European Tour, European Senior Tour, European Challenge Tour, Ryder Cup Travel Services, The Open Championship, the PGA of America and the PGA Tour.
She has also worked with government bodies and tourism agencies overseas, including Visit Scotland, Visit Britain, Golf Tourism Scotland, the Welsh Assembly, Visit Wales and IAGTO.
Since 2009 upon her appointment to the IGTOA, Stacey has managed engaged partnerships in the area of the development of Irish golf tourism with the Department of Transport Tourism & Sport in the Republic of Ireland and the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment in Northern Ireland and their respective National Tourism Development Authorities, Fáilte Ireland, Tourism Ireland and Tourism NI.
Stacey has an extensive international experience in the areas of marketing, public relations, event management, media relations and commercial development in a broad spectrum of sectors.
She will join the senior executive team to oversee the development of all strategic partnerships across the Publishing, Design, Digital, Travel, Event Management, and Consultancy Divisions of the Walton Media Group.
Stacey Williams is a Full Member of the Public Relations Institute of Ireland, an IAGTO Business Partner and a Member of the International Tourism Association SKAL.
Speaking about her appointment Managing Director of the Walton Media Group Linton Walsh said: “We are delighted to have Stacey Williams joining the Walton Media Group, as Group Marketing and PR Director. Stacey has been working at the highest levels in the Irish golf and tourism industry over the last twenty years and her achievements over the last eight years with the IGTOA, has been particularly impressive. Stacey will work alongside COO, John Gilmore on all strategic partnerships, across all our platforms and six separate divisions”.