Jim Williams

Administrator, U.S General Services Administration

Mr. Jim Williams serves as a SAGE and the Co-Chair of the Chief Acquisition Officer’s Council at the Partnership for Public Service. Mr. Williams has over 36 plus years of successful public and private sector experience, over 18 at the federal senior executive level, leading major program and acquisition organizations.  Mr. Williams’ other leadership roles include ACT-IAC Industry Chair; TechAmerica DHS Committee Chair; Strategic Advisory to the Government Services and Technology Coalition; and serves on the VA’s Acquisition Academy Advisory Board. He is also a Mentor under two Mentoring Programs.

Williams was the Acting Administrator of GSA, appointed by President George W. Bush, and the first GSA Federal Acquisition Service Commissioner.  Mr. Williams was also the first Director of DHS’s US-VISIT Program, the program that was successfully implemented at DHS to track the entry of foreign visitors with biometrics after 9/11, initiated by Secretary Ridge. Earlier, Mr.  Williams headed up IRS’ Procurement organization and was asked by Commissioner Charles Rossotti to lead Program Management for IRS’s then-troubled Modernization Program.

Mr. Jim Williams has received numerous awards, including: two Presidential Rank Awards; four FED100 Awards; Civilian Government Executive of the Year by Government Computer News; Service to America Finalist; Founder’s Award, National Business Travel Association; Professional Services Council’s Marc S. Ross Award; Admiral in the Texas Navy; Public Sector Partner of the Year, the Greater Washington Contractor Awards; Government Technology and Services Coalition’s 2014 Market Maven of the Year Award; and 2010 American Council for Technology John J. Franke Award. He has an MBA from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Business from Virginia Commonwealth University.

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