Anthony A. Williams
Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director
Federal City Council
Anthony A. Williams is the CEO and Executive Director of the Federal City Council of Washington, DC, an organization instrumental in projects such as the Metro, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, and revitalization of Union Station in Washington, DC. He was the Bloomberg Lecturer in Public Management at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government from 2009 through 2012. He also served as the Executive Director of Global Government Practice from January 2010 until January 2012 and as a Senior Fellow from January 2012 until June 2012 at The Corporate Executive Board Company. Since September 2011, Mr. Williams has been affiliated with McKenna, Long & Aldridge LLP, a law firm. From May 2009 until September 2011, Mr. Williams was affiliated with the law firm Arent Fox LLP. Prior to this, Mr. Williams served as the Chief Executive Officer of Primum Public Realty Trust, from January 2007 until December 2008.
Mr. Williams was elected to two terms as the fourth mayor of Washington, D.C. from 1999 to January 2007, having served as its Chief Financial Officer from 1995 to 1998. He also served as Vice Chair of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments and as President of the National League of Cities. From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Williams was the first Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. Department of Agriculture. From 1991 to 1993, Mr. Williams was the Deputy State Comptroller of Connecticut. From 1989 to 1991, he worked as Assistant Director of the Boston Redevelopment Authority where he led the Department of Neighborhood Housing and Development, one of the authority’s primary divisions. Mr. Williams also previously served as a director of Meruelo Maddux Properties, Inc. Mr. Williams also is on the board of the Calvert Sage Fund and of each fund comprising the Calvert Multiple Funds.