Kevin D. Williams, Esq.
Kevin Williams is the Director of the NIH Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion. He joins us from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC), where he was most recently Deputy Executive Director. In his previous role, Kevin oversaw the management and administration of the FTC, a federal agency with more than 1,200 staff. He also served as a member of the Pandemic Response Team, which assessed the effects of the coronavirus and its impact on FTC staff and operations. Before his role as FTC Director of the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity and Workplace Inclusion, Kevin developed and implemented employee anti-discrimination and anti-harassment policies while providing training across the agency.
He served as the subject matter expert for FTC on EEO and diversity and inclusion issues, representing the agency on internal and external committees tasked with addressing agency and broader EDI challenges, programs, and efforts. He initiated and led the FTC's Task Force on Racial Equity to address systemic workplace issues and develop agency goals to cultivate a high-performing, diverse, inclusive, equitable, and engaged workforce.
Kevin earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Morehouse College, Atlanta, and a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law, Washington, D.C.