Tim Schneider is the founder and chairman of the Sports Division of Northstar Travel Group. Through April 2017, he headed up Schneider Publishing, the Los Angeles–based company that launched the annual TEAMS Conference & Expo, and founded SportsTravel. He is a former radio station news director and worked in political campaign management prior to founding Schneider Publishing Company in 1987. He previously served two terms on the board of directors of the National Association of Sports Commissions, now known as the Sports Events and Tourism Association, and in 2017 was inducted into the inaugural class of the NASC Hall of Fame. Schneider is the former chair of the Destination & Travel Foundation, which was formed by the combination of the Destination Marketing Association International Foundation and the U.S. Travel Association Foundation.