Timothy L. Williams is Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion, for Meijer, Inc., where he serves as the executive sponsor and thought leader for all diversity and inclusion-related strategies. Mr. Williams has practiced labor and employment law as a partner in two different Atlanta boutique firms and served as a principal in his own firm representing management in employment litigation matters in both state and federal courts and before various administrative agencies, providing general advice to clients, as well as training clients on preventative measures to avoid litigation. Mr. Williams also served as a law clerk for the Honorable William M. Acker, Jr. in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Alabama and is licensed in both Georgia and Michigan. Mr. Williams is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School where he was an associate editor on the University of Michigan Journal of International Law and served as a first-year writing instructor. Mr. Williams is also an alumnus of the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Mr. Williams has served on various civic boards and currently serves as a board member for University of Michigan Health – West, the Heart of West Michigan United Way and Rende Progress Capital, a racial equity focused Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). He also serves as board chair for the West Michigan Center for Arts and Technology. Mr. Williams is married to Shoran Reid Williams and a father to two adult-age daughters. Mr. Williams enjoys college athletics and golf and earned three (3) varsity letters in football at the University of Michigan.