Hon. Anthony A. Williams
CEO of Federal City Council
Former Mayor of the District of Columbia
Anthony (Tony) Williams, former Mayor of Washington, D.C., is currently CEO of the Federal City Council, an organization which serves as a catalyst for progress in 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. Prior to this he served as the Executive Director of the Global Government Practice at the Corporate Executive Board in Arlington, Virginia. He also serves as the William H. Bloomberg Lecturer in Public Management at the Harvard Kennedy School. In addition, he is a Senior Consultant to the firm McKenna Long and Aldridge. Before his service in local Washington, Williams served as the first CFO for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, appointed by President Bill Clinton and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. He is a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration and former President of the National League of Cities. He holds a number of awards and honorary degrees, including Governing Magazine Public Official of the Year.