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Angela Williams

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Angela Williams

President and CEO, United Way Worldwide; former CEO, Easterseals
Angela Williams

Angela F. Williams is president and CEO of Easterseals. She will begin her role as President and CEO of United Way Worldwide on October 15, 2021. With more than 30 years of leadership experience in the nonprofit and corporate sectors, Williams brings a long history of purpose-driven work to her role at United Way Worldwide. She was named to Forbes’ 2021 List of Women 50 Over 50 Creating Social Change at Scale, and presented with a 2021 CEO Today Healthcare Award. Williams was raised in a military family and served in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG) for more than six years following her graduation from the University of Texas School of Law. She was executive vice president, general counsel, and chief administration officer at YMCA of the USA. Other leadership roles in government include serving on Sen. Edward M. Kennedy’s Senate Judiciary Committee staff as special counsel on criminal law, prosecutor on the DOJ Civil Rights Division’s National Church Arson Task Force, and an Assistant U.S. Attorney. Williams was vice president and deputy general counsel for Sears Holdings Corp, as well as chief compliance and ethics officer after working at Bryan Cave law firm. Williams was the interfaith liaison for the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund. A native of Anderson, South Carolina, Williams earned a bachelor’s degree in American government from the University of Virginia, a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law, and a master of divinity cum laude from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia University.