Guy Williams is Principal and Founder of G.O. Williams & Associates, L.L.C., strategic advisors for sustainable community and environmentally related programs, established in early 2005. He previously served as Senior Director for Community Development and Relations at National Wildlife Federation. Williams received his B.S. from Bucknell University and is well known nationally for his work as a developer of community programming and advocate for environmental justice. Guy has twenty years of experience in creating effective collaborations among business, government, and community interests, and in non-profit program creation and direction. Guy’s success at guiding a program’s strategic development, supporting its funding, and directing its implementation are hallmarks of his accomplishments.
Guy has deep experience in working at the community level in positions of leadership. For example, he served as Chair of the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority, President of the S.E. Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and is Board Vice-Chair of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Williams was formerly a member of U.S. EPA's Common Sense Initiative, and Michigan Department of Environmental Quality Advisory Committee and a Trustee of Great Lakes Fishery Trust; he remains a member of the External Advisory Committee of The University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems, Michigan Green Chemistry Roundtable and has recently been name as the Chair of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy Board of Governors
Guy is a registered lobbyist in the State of Michigan, board member of Eastern Market Corporation (Detroit), board member of Pesticide Action Network North America, and recent past president of the Legacy Land Conservancy and Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice. Most recently, he became a member of Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment Center's Stakeholder Advisory Committee. Among his list of clients are The Kresge Foundation, Gleaners Community Food Bank, Fair Food Network, Michigan State University, Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice, Michigan’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, and Hantz Farms Detroit.