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Anthony Williams is Senior Advisor with the Government Affairs and Public Policy practice in Washington, DC. Mayor Williams is a former two-term mayor of Washington, D.C. and current chief executive officer and executive director of the Federal City Council of Washington, D.C., a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to the improvement of the District. He has extensive experience and relationships in government and the public sector. His private sector experience includes serving as executive director of the Government Practice at the Corporate Executive Board, CEO of Primum Public Realty Trust and director of the state and municipal finance and management practice at a law firm.

As Chief Financial Officer of D.C. government from 1995 to 1998, Mayor Williams is widely credited with navigating the District out of a financial crisis of such magnitude that, in 1995, Congress established a financial control board over the District to oversee and manage its finances. As Mayor from 1999 to 2007, he improved services and the performance of the District’s government agencies, while lowering taxes and investing in infrastructure.

Mayor Williams is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and former president of the National League of Cities and formerly served as a lecturer and faculty member in Public Management at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation. In addition, he is a continuing contributor and advisor to the Urban Age, a joint effort of the London School of Economics and Deutsche Bank to advise the world’s largest cities on issues such as sustainability, inclusion, infrastructure, planning and governance.

In addition to his work on company boards, Mayor Williams continues to participate in civic organizations devoting his attention to education and the environment, serving on the boards of Fight for Children and American Rivers and chairing the Anacostia Waterfront Trust, an organization devoted to the revitalization of the river and its environs. He is a member of St. Augustine Catholic Church.

A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Mayor Williams holds numerous honorary degrees and awards, including Governing Magazine’s Public Official of the Year in 1997. He received his B.A. from Yale University, M.P.P. from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and J.D. from Harvard Law School.

Credentials

J.D., Harvard Law School

M.P.P., Harvard Kennedy School

A.B. Political Science, Yale University, magna cum laude

Credentials

J.D., Harvard Law School

M.P.P., Harvard Kennedy School

A.B. Political Science, Yale University, magna cum laude