Above: Promotional photograph of Richard Halliburton from the studio of Philip Newberg of Hollywood. Courtesy of The Lilly Library, Indiana University.
Scott Williams is the president and CEO of Discovery Park of America in Union City, Tennessee. Previously, he served as president and COO of the Newseum in Washington, D.C. Williams earned his degree in journalism from the University of Memphis. He then held positions at several advertising agencies and other organizations, including ServiceMaster, Inc., Baptist Memorial Health Care and Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc.
He has served on the board of the D.C. chapter of the American Advertising Federation and on the board of the Historical Society of Washington, D.C.
Passionate about discovering and sharing forgotten stories from the past, in his spare time he explores the history of the American South, especially around his home in West Tennessee. Williams' history-related blog can be found at HaywoodCountyLine.com.
In 2017, Williams' published his second book, “An Odd Book, How the First Modern Pop Culture Reporter Conquered New York."