CSSBMB Program Manager
Program Manager Dr. Williams brings in a plethora of experience overseeing this initiative. Prior to his selection to the new Commission, Dr. Williams administered the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program for the Department of the Navy, where he was the Director/Chief Diversity & Inclusion Officer. Immediately preceding that role, he directed the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) program at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for the Department of Transportation from 2016 to 2019. His journey as a public servant began before joining the federal government as a civilian employee, when Dr. Williams worked for the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the U.S. Air Force. His special assignments in the U.S. Air Force included spearheading the humanitarian assistance/disaster relief (HA/DR) efforts in the United Kingdom (UK) with the Department of State and the Department of Defense during the Central European Flood (Poland) of 1997 Dr. Williams continued this meaningful work during his tour at U.S. Southern Command and received a Congressional Citation. His passion for issues related to the Commission is not only evident by his career trajectory, but also through his published articles, essays, and lectures on both diversity in America and the politics of race in a global context.