CEO & Executive Director, Federal City Council
Anthony A. Williams is President & Executive Director of the Federal City Council. Serving as a catalyst for progress, the Council tries to enhance the Nation’s Capital by focusing the creative and administrative talents of Washington’s business and professional leaders on major problems and opportunities that are facing the City. Mayor Williams served as mayor of the District of Columbia from 1999 to 2007. During his two terms, he stabilized the city’s finances, as well as effectively managed resources to improve services, lower taxes, improve the performance of city agencies, and invest in infrastructure and human services. Following his terms as Mayor, he served as Director of State and Municipal Practice and Arent Fox and was a member of the Corporate Executive Board’s government practice division.
Mr. Williams graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Yale College, earned a juris doctorate from Harvard Law and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
He serves on the boards of a number of organizations focused on the challenges facing urban education and the environment.