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Named as one of the 20 most influential general counsels in America by the National Law Journal, Angela F. Williams is bi-vocational -- she is both an ordained minister and a lawyer. Warner Books published a book inspired by Mrs. Williams’ life entitled One Person/Multiple Careers: A New Model for Work/Life Success. Currently, Mrs. Williams is President & CEO of Easterseals. In this role, Mrs. Williams will lead the national organization as it approaches its 100th anniversary in 2019 as the country’s leading nonprofit provider of services for people with disabilities, including Veterans, and their families. Prior to this, she served as Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administration Officer for YMCA of the USA (Y-USA). At Y-USA, Mrs. Williams worked closely with the national board of directors and supported its governance structure, provided strategic leadership on national initiatives and supported local Ys with counsel, tools and resources. Additionally, she provided direct oversight in the construction of a $130M mix-used development project in Jerusalem, Israel and all related legal issues. Prior to joining Y-USA, Mrs. Williams was the Interfaith Liaison for the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, a nonprofit organization formed to provide critically needed donations to assist the survivors of Hurricane Katrina. In this capacity, she was responsible for understanding the impact of Katrina on the faith community and overseeing the processing of $25 million in grants to rebuild houses of worship. Mrs. Williams served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Litigation & Government Relations for Sears Holdings Corporation and was Sears’ Chief Compliance & Ethics Officer, responsible for ensuring that ethical practices and policies were developed, embedded and enforced. Her legal background includes practicing law with Bryan Cave LLP, as Special Counsel on Criminal Law to Senator Edward M. Kennedy on his Senate Judiciary Committee staff, Department of Justice prosecutor with the National Church Arson Task Force, federal prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office in the Middle District of Florida, and active duty in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General Corps. She is a 2005 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute. Her educational degrees include a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia where she was an Echols Scholar, a Juris Doctor from the University of Texas School of Law and a Master of Divinity, cum laude, from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology, Virginia Union University. She lives in Chicago with her husband Roderick Williams, who is a nonprofit leader in prisoner re-entry and programs that support prisoners and their families. Together, they pastor Chicago Apostolic Center.