Doris Carson Williams

Doris Carson Williams

President & CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce WPA

Doris Carson Williams is a board member of Highmark, Allegheny Health Network, and Vice Chair of the Highmark Foundation. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and is the immediate past President of the Pennsylvania Court of Judicial Discipline. A certified member of the National Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives and member of their Board of Directors, Doris co-chaired the 2014 G-20 summit in Pittsburgh. A member of the International Women’s Forum, Doris holds the entrepreneur of the year award by Washington and Jefferson College, and the 2017 Pittsburgh Opera Maecenas Community Leadership Award. Doris is a graduate of the University of Hartford, holds a Graduate Certificate from Fairfield University in Banking and Finance, and is a Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Katz School of Business with a Certificate in their Management Program for Executives. She received an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Carlow University. She resides in Pittsburgh and have one son, James III, and is the proud grandparents of James IV and Jade Marie Williams.

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