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 Debra Williams Named Director of Sales and Marketing and Jana Howser
as Sales Manager at the Garrett Creek Ranch Conference
Center, of Paradise, Texas
JANUARY 3, 2006 - Paradise, Tx: The Garrett Creek Ranch Conference Center, of Paradise, Texas, is please to announce the hiring of Debra Williams as Director of Sales and Marketing and Jana Howser as Sales Manager.

Williams, a business major at the University of Kansas, comes to Garrett Creek Ranch, after serving as a sales representative for Colgate Palmolive, in New York, and the recent sale of her own Dallas-based restaurant, Bens Halfyard House. "I have such respect for the Schultz family and for the product that Garrett Creek Ranch represents. I'm thrilled to be a part of this company," she said. "Garrett Creek provides incredible experiences for our clients and our mission is to help our partners have successful meetings."

"Deb brings an ideal combination of business acumen and a true love of people and our product," said Leslie Schultz.  "Her experience as a business owner gives her a healthy respect for our challenges as well as insight that few others can provide. It is clear that she understands and is helping to guide our vision for the future."

Williams, married and the mother of two, was born in Chicago, the daughter of an entrepreneur. "My father taught me many lessons about business and believing in what you sell is at the top of that list," she said. "The staff is so well trained that they anticipate the needs and desires of every attendee throughout their stay in Paradise. Everyone at Garrett Creek Ranch is sincere and dedicated to exceptional customer service I have never before had a sales job where my clients were so happy to hear from me."

Debra Williams

Jana Howser

Jana Howser, a former headhunter, real estate broker, teacher and administrator, who grew up in Kansas City, comes to Garrett Creek with a strong sales and marketing background to help broaden those relationships. 

"Within a large number of our established client companies, we have been planning highly successful meetings and events regularly for more than ten or fifteen years" said Howser. "The variety and quality of what we offer is a pleasure to share with our clients.  To then see the memorable and very productive experiences unfold is the impetus for further development of those relationships." 

"Jana brings a wealth of experience in working with people from all kinds of businesses," said Jaynie Schultz.  "She will develop meaningful relationships with our clients because she loves learning about the people with whom we do business and the work they perform. She is creative and she works very hard to meet the needs of Garrett Creek Ranch and our clients."

Garrett Creek Ranch Conference Center opened in 1988 by Leslie Schultz, a former meeting planner, is a unique and vibrant facility in Paradise, Texas. Located on a 460-acre working ranch, with 50 custom-designed double guestrooms the Center houses six meeting rooms, a 24-hour lounge, dining room, saloon, sunroom, lobby and registration area. 


Deborah Silverthorn
Garrett Creek Ranch
Phone: 972-839-6916

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