Thomas C. Keown, CMP, describes himself as organized, fun and a musician. Learn more about him.
What I Do: I work with faith-based organizations to contract hotels and venues for their events. These events range in size from board meetings to citywides with more than 5,000 in attendance.
How I Got Here: I retired from LifeWay Christian Resources in August 2013, where I worked for 31 years. Upon my retirement, they decided to outsource the work that I had done. This was awarded to Arrowhead Conferences and Events, who six months later hired me to assist with the LifeWay account, as well as other accounts. My work with Arrowhead has allowed me to continue to work in the hospitality industry in my second career.
Greatest Career Accomplishment: While at LifeWay, I was awarded the Career of Excellence Award. The other accomplishment I am most proud of is achieving my CMP certification.
What I Do Outside of Work: I serve on the Customer Advisory Board for Visit Buffalo Niagara (New York). I am a musician by training and enjoy having the opportunity to direct the adult choir in my church as well as often playing the piano for services.
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