Freddie Willard, TDM
Freddie leads the Beaumont CVB sales team to market and promote Beaumont as a meeting and sports destination. Along with overseeing all convention sales activities, Freddie develops relationships with prospective clients including: trade associations, governmental agencies and sporting groups.
Degrees / Certifications:
Attended Lamar University, Beaumont, Texas
Texas Destination Marketer (TDM) - Texas Association of Convention & Visitor Bureaus
Texas Association of Convention & Visitors Bureau (TACVB), National Association of Sports Commissions (NASC), Texas Society of Association Executives (TSAE), Society of Government Meeting Professionals (SGMP), Leadership Beaumont Alumni, Leadership Southeast Texas Alumni
What is your favorite activity in Beaumont?
I love anything that has to do with the outdoors, especially in Beaumont!
What is your favorite season?
Spring, when Beaumont is in full bloom with Azaleas. It's when you can peel off the layers of your winter attire and get comfortable to really enjoy the outdoors. Most importantly, Spring means crawfish season. I love those tasty mudbugs!
What is your favorite space in Beaumont to host an event?
It's all about scenery and versatility for me. The Beaumont Event Centre offers both. We've hosted several events here with great success. I've enjoyed outdoor concerts with the beautiful backdrop of the lake. It's a great place for the food trucks to line up and have lunch on the lake. It's also the ideal location to host a festival on the Great Lawn. Hosting an indoor or outdoor event, the Beaumont Event Centre is the perfect space!
What is your favorite place to eat in Beaumont?
Beaumont has really good local restaurants. Since we are talking about food, I'd like to have two favorite places. Floyd's friendly service and awesome seafood keeps me going back weekly. If you want an unique menu, great bar area and scrumptious desserts along with outstanding service, J. Wilson's is the spot!