Our team is comprised of fiercely committed individuals who bring expertise in public policy, politics, philanthropy, communications and global development. For each client engagement, we hand select the team with the unique skills, expertise and style to help you achieve your goals.

To learn more about our core team, click on their individual names.


Whitney Williams

Founder + CEO

A native Montanan, Whitney Williams is Founder + CEO of williamsworks, and leads the firm’s work with inspiring individuals and organizations to create lasting change in the world. As First Lady Hillary Clinton’s Trips Director, she honed her innate expertise in drawing together smart people with powerful ideas, partners and initiatives to create lasting positive…

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Patricia Amira

Patricia Amira


Based in Kenya, Patricia Amira is a seasoned and versatile communications specialist with over 10 years’ experience, including both commercial radio and television. She was the creator and content driver of the first pan-African produced talk-show format, The Patricia Show, which was broadcast across the African continent, in Europe, Asia and the USA. Patricia has…

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Katherine James Schuitemaker

Katherine James Schuitemaker


Katherine James Schuitemaker is driven to help life-changing ideas and the people behind them succeed. At williamsworks her focus is on helping client leadership develop strategies for effectively building the multi-faceted base of support – internally and externally—to achieve their vision. Katherine’s 25-year experience in technology company executive, consultant and board roles ranges from scrappy,…

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Genevieve Roth


Genevieve is a consultant and communications specialist. She was the Director of Creative Engagement for the 2016 Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign. Previously, she was the executive director of Special Projects at Glamour Magazine and the producer of the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, which convenes and celebrates the world’s most remarkable female achievers. (Honorees include…

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Uzo Iweala


Uzodinma Iweala is an Advisor at williamsworks. He is also the CEO and editor-in-chief of Ventures Africa, a publication that looks at business, policy, innovation and culture on the evolving continent of Africa. He is an award-winning writer and a medical doctor. Iweala was a Radcliffe fellow at Harvard University where he worked on a…

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Wesley Frugé

Wesley Frugé

Special Assistant

Wesley Frugé brings a diverse executive support background to his role as Special Assistant to the CEO & Founder at williamsworks. In this position he helps maximize the CEO and the entire organization’s productivity. Wesley came to williamsworks from Treehouse, a Seattle based non-profit that supports the educational needs of foster youth in the state…

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Shannon Keith

Senior Project Manager

As project manager, Shannon drives a variety of client engagements with key influencers, companies and nonprofit organizations seeking to create positive change in the world around them. She is experienced in helping companies develop strategic corporate giving programs and forging meaningful partnerships that advance social good. Shannon has also planned several learning trips for VIPs…

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Sara Johnson

Research Manager

Sara is a Research Manager with williamsworks. In addition, she is a consultant with Integrity Ventures LLC, where she advises social enterprises, impact investors, family foundations, and corporations on how to maximize impact and effectively deploy capital. Prior to Integrity Ventures, Sara Johnson was the Operations Manager at Zasaka, an early-stage social enterprise working with…

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Ed Bland


Ed oversees all elements of our consulting business. He also leads our impact investing practice and contributes to specific client engagements as needed. Prior to joining williamsworks, Ed was an independent microfinance consultant, where he worked most notably for Habitat for Humanity International, directing various projects related to Microbuild, their $100 million housing microfinance fund.…

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Carol Williams

Senior Advisor

Carol Williams’ career as an activist, peacemaker, educator, mother and grandmother has spanned four decades. As a passionate civil servant, Carol has dedicated her life to representing the people of Montana, maintaining a clean and healthy environment for future generations, promoting peace, and advocating for the rights of women and children. She spent more than…

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Pat Williams

Pat Williams

Senior Advisor

Congressman Pat Williams’ career has been dedicated to strengthening America’s education system, making schools safer for our children, fighting for the underprivileged and protecting his home state of Montana's special places for future generations. Starting as a teacher in Butte, as a state legislator, then as Montana’s Congressman and as a faculty member at the…

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