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Schneider to lead Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau

Monday, November 28, 2011 | 1:32 p.m. CST; updated 8:33 p.m. CST, Monday, November 28, 2011

COLUMBIA — Amy Schneider will take the permanent job of Convention and Visitors Bureau director after serving in an interim role for the past several months.

City Manager Mike Matthes announced the decision early Monday afternoon. Schneider has served as interim director since February, after the bureau’s former director Lorah Steiner took a similar job in Florida.

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Schneider has more than 16 years of experience in the hospitality business, mostly with major hotels. She joined the bureau as sales manager in 2007.

Matthes said in a news release that Schneider has a strong relationship with Columbia's hospitality community.

"Amy wants to establish a certified tourism ambassador program to unleash our community's potential for great service and hospitality," Matthes said.

Schneider said she is excited for the opportunity.

"The local hospitality community has accomplished some great things in the past few months, and I look forward to working with them toward even greater excellence," she said in the release.

Schneider was one of two finalists chosen from 71 applicants. She and the other finalist, William Lennon, of Branson, got a chance to meet citizens at a public reception last Monday.

She now will receive an annual salary of $80,000 and the standard city employee benefit package.

The Convention and Visitors Bureau, which is supported by a 4 percent tax on all hotel and motel room rentals, is charged with attracting and supporting events that bring tourists and other visitors to Columbia.


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