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G.O. Williams & Associates Principal and Founder, Guy Williams, has an extensive background in working with business, government, non-profits, and community interests. This expertise enables G.O. Williams & Associates to bring practical solutions to its clients, providing them services for project planning, develoment, research, and business support.

Executive Background

Guy Williams Principal and Founder of G.O. Williams & Associates, L.L.C., is formerly of the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) where he most recently served as the Senior Director for Community Development and Relations. 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, as well as non-profit program creation and direction. Other recent positions held by Guy at NWF include Director of the Great Lakes office, Urban Ecosystems Program Manager, and Pollution Prevention Specialist. In each of these roles, Guy’s success at guiding a program’s strategic development, supporting its funding, and directing its implementation was a hallmark.

Guy has a broad background in working at the community level in positions of leadership. For example, he is a founding board member and Chair of Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice (www.dwej.org); he has served as Chair of the Washtenaw County Brownfield Redevelopment Authority and serves on the national board of the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. Formerly a member of U.S. EPA's Common Sense Initiative, a federal advisory committee on pollution prevention, and a Trustee of the Great Lakes Fishery Trust; he remains a member of the Washtenaw Land Trust Board of Directors, Michigan People and Land Advisory Task Force; the External Advisory Committee of the University of Michigan’s Center for Sustainable Systems; and the Facility Reporting Project of CERES.

In his new role with G.O. Williams and Associates, he is a Board member of the S.E Michigan Sustainable Business Forum, a member of the National Brownfield Association, and the S.W. Detroit Contaminated Sites Task Force. Guy is also the former president of the Ecology Center's Board of Directors. Guy, an Aspen Scholar, is the author of Mercury Pollution Prevention in Healthcare: A Prescription for Success and Mercury Pollution Prevention for City Wastewater Plants: A Guide for Great Lakes Communities.