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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.

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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

Advisor

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

Advisor

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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Emily Benson

Deputy Director

Originally from Canada, Emily has lived everywhere from rural Illinois to the Netherlands and Latin America. With incredible depth of field experience and understanding of strategic development, her passion immediately shines through as strongly as her desire to help others. Emily has diverse experience across a number of topics including agriculture, conservations, corporate supply chains,…

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Laura Rexach-Olivencia

Senior Project Manager

Born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Laura is an innovative, results-oriented professional with over ten years of experience in the philanthropic sector in Puerto Rico and has a demonstrated ability to create and manage scalable programs and systems. She thrives in fast-paced environments creating, planning and developing cooperative ventures with community members. Her insightful business…

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Nicole Bernier

Senior Project Manager

Nicole Bernier, Esq. was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She received her Juris Doctor degree from Fordham University School of Law in 2010 and practiced corporate law for over eight years in New York City with the law firms of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP and Meister Seelig & Fein LLP. While in…

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Amarilys Oyola

Project Manager

Amarilys Oyola-Pérez has nine years of experience in multimedia production and strategic digital media management and coordination. Her scope of work is focused on collaborating with educational and non-profit organizations to increase their community reach and fulfill their mission. Recently, she volunteered and worked with the organization TECHO during their disaster relief efforts in Puerto…

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Lucy Hendrickson

Project Coordinator

Lucy Hendrickson is a sophomore at the University of Montana in Missoula. She is studying Spanish and Environmental Studies. With a passion for nature, education, community and music, Missoula has quickly begun to feel like her home. Lucy’s love of the outdoors is what drew her west, where the mountains and rivers have brought her…

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Wesley Frugé

Special Assistant

Wesley Frugé brings a diverse work background ranging from the public to private sectors to his role as Special Assistant to the CEO & Founder at williamsworks. In this position he works closely with the CEO to run the organization, and supports client work on special projects, project management and event planning. Wesley has been…

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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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