Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice Names First President,CEO


Guy O. Williams has joined Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice as its first full-time president and CEO.

Williams previously worked as a consultant and special adviser to the organization’s board of directors and has worked closely with the organization since 2011.

The creation of this new position is driven by the organization’s desire to utilize organizational best practices. For the past five years, as special adviser to the board of directors, Williams has provided leadership that has positioned Detroiters Working for Environmental Justice to play a major role in Detroit’s transformation to a global model of sustainable redevelopment and a place where  all thrive in environmental, economic, and social health.

Named 2014 Michigan Green Leader by the Detroit Free Press, Williams currently serves on the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy Board of Directors and Chair Emeritus of the Great Lakes Leadership Academy Board of Governors. A Director on the Boards of Eastern Market Corporation and Pesticide Action Network North America, he also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors and the Great Lakes Integrated Sciences and Assessment Center.

Williams is a  graduate of Bucknell University, and this summer will be honored with the prestigious Bucknell University Alumni Board of Directors Award for Service to Humanity.