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Kezia Williams

Kezia Williams

Sr. Relationship Manager

United Negro College Fund


Young Philanthropist, Nonprofit Leader, Consultant





United Negro College Fund

Sr. Relationship Manager

Award scholarships, recruit mentors and design programming in order to cultivate the next generation of African-American entrepreneurs, social innovators and community leaders.

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Capital Cause

Executive Director

• Leads the development and implementation of Capital Cause annual strategic plan.
• Manages robust millennial-funded, membership-based, micro-grant program.
• Engages a network or 5,000 young donors in giving their financial resources and skills.
• Recruits, trains and supervises volunteer staff, providing mentoring support and administering performance reviews.
• Builds consensus and collaborative working relationships with multiple stakeholders to support Capital Cause city-wide service projects, grant-making services and innovative Giving Circles initiative.
• Serves as chief spokesperson and public speaker for Capital Cause at local and national panels, conferences and events.
• Brainstorms and leads development of innovative programs designed to train millennial donors and consultants.
• Reviews annual budget assessing costs, profit and revenue and briefs Board of Directors on organization’s fiscal health.
• Assesses organizational programs and identifies best practices and recommendations for improvement.
• Leads fundraising efforts by building relationships with corporations, foundations and small businesses.

- Created innovative, membership-only donor program, membership increased 25% annually for four years.
- Created dynamic Giving Circles initiative for young professionals, resulting in a 300% increase in grant-giving.
- Selected by Presidential Inaugural Committee and Millennial Week to host inaugural city-wide service projects for millennial volunteers; successfully led both projects and exceeded volunteer and fundraising goals on both projects by 20%.

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CENTRA Technology, Inc

Sr Program Manager

Department of Defense
• Managed logistics for a federal senior advisory council.
• Monitored project budget in a manner that met budgetary guidelines and reduced spending.
• Advised Chief of Staff on how to improve information sharing among four directorates.
• Negotiated vendor contracts with suppliers and small businesses.
• Served as liaison between Executive Director, academia, federal agencies, and vendors/suppliers.
• Developed and executed staff retreat planning, advising the division’s Executive Director on how to improve staff communication and performance.

Department of Homeland Security, Office of National Counterintelligence Executive
• Managed project portfolio and outreach for five senior executive service (SES) members, resulting in national recognition from other federal agencies and federal awards.
• Analyzed quantitative and qualitative data providing weekly briefings on trends affecting national policy and national plans.
• Advised division’s Executive Director during a senior-level leadership transition.
• Supervised and monitored the work activities of 16 staff.

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Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC)

Program Manager - National Day of Service - Washington, DC

• Trained and led a team of 16 fellows, 40 event team leads and 100 day-of staff
• Reviewed and analyzed 400 nonprofit applications for PIC sponsorship.
• Served as a liaison between 15 nonprofit PIC partners and the Presidential Inaugural Committee.
• Facilitated working relationships between PIC partners, PIC fellows and small businesses.
• Developed marketing plan to promote PIC-sponsored events.
• Directly oversaw Nation Day of Service projects.
• Involved 10,000 volunteers in National Day of Service activities in Washington, DC.


Technology and Management Services, Inc.

Program Manager

The Department of Homeland Security; Measurement and Reporting Office (MRO) (Contractor)
• Managed logistics and outreach for senior-level working group.
• Served as liaison between Executive Director and 17 federal sector-specific agencies.
• Analyzed recommendations provided by thought leaders from sector-specific agencies in order to improve the National Infrastructure Protection Plan, and briefed Executive Director by drafting and sharing white papers, fact sheets, and sector-specific reports.

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Native American Management Services

Senior Program Manager

• Organized advisory committee meetings nationwide on behalf of DHS between Fortune 500 business executives, elected officials, and SES members, resulting in the establishment and strengthening of public-private partnerships.
• Advised Executive Director on how to acquire, fully deploy and engage advisory committee members to advise U.S. Secretary on how to leverage private sector resources to meet federal goals and objectives.
• Directed the activities of three personnel in the following divisions: travel, budget and general counsel.
• Monitored $1 million dollar program budget; advised Executive Director on how to make fiscally-responsible decisions.

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American Society for Microbiology

Program Coordinator, Meetings & Industry Relations

• Assisted in the development of a creative e-marketing campaign, resulting in $1 million in revenue from exhibit booth sales.
• Initiated and cultivated customer relationships in the pharmaceutical industry with short-term goal of meeting sales targets.
• Managed event logistics for exhibit floor for a conference attracting at least 5,000 attendees.
• Trained and supervised six staff to assist with managing vendor/supplier relationships.

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The Washington Campus

Program Coordinator

• Managed “Executive MBA Policy Discussions” program between groups of Executive MBA Students across the nation and U.S. congressional representatives on Capitol Hill; responsibilities included: budget management, venue selection, speaker recommendation, agenda development, supply coordination and generation of activities report following the meeting.


Christopher Newport University

BA, Political Science and Journalism