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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Jen Berg

Jen Berg

Project Manager

Jen Berg is an experienced political and development professional. As a political consultant, she advises non-profits and political organizations and candidates on event strategy, planning and execution as well as resource mobilization. Currently she works with Capitol Hill Housing, a non-profit building engaged communities through affordable housing and community development and Senator Maria Cantwell in…

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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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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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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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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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