Mark Williams has a long history of board service and civic engagement. He has served on the Communities In Schools of Central Texas board since 2012. In November 2014 he was elected to the Austin Community College Board of Trustees (Place 1). From 2004 to 2012, Mr. Williams served as the District 5 representative on the Austin ISD school board and from 2006 to 2012 he was elected by his fellow board members to serve as Board President.
Mr. Williams is also on the board of the Ann Richards School Foundation, Austin Partners in Education, Austin Ed Fund (formerly the Austin Public Education Foundation), Aware Awake Alive, Capital Area Food Bank, Friends of Garza High School, Friends of Zilker Kite Festival, KDK-Harman Foundation, Longhorn Village, Tomorrow’s Child Legacy Foundation (benefiting the Center for Child Protection), Trail of Lights Foundation, and United Way of Texas (currently serving as chair). He serves on the leadership committee for the Texas Education Grantmakers Advocacy Consortium and the Division of Recreational Sports at UT-Austin. Mr. Williams is a former board member of the Center for Child Protection, Community Action Network (serving as chair in 2006), Council for Great City Schools, Envision Central Texas, Lone Star Investment Pool, Prevent Child Abuse Texas, Texas Exes and West Austin Youth Association, and as a former advisory board member of Any Baby Can. Mr. Williams was a member in the 2003-04 Leadership Austin class. He and his wife Linda are both graduates of the business school at UT-Austin. He worked in finance, audit and consulting capacities at Dell Inc. and Arthur Andersen.
Mr. Williams and his wife Linda are die-hard Longhorn fans, having season tickets to football, men’s basketball and women’s volleyball. They have three children, two in college and one college graduate currently working in Ecuador.