Vice President | DC
Eric Hollister Williams, a Vice President at Fenton, has dedicated his career to advancing policies to address social inequality and injustice. He has an extensive background in advocacy, strategic communications, foreign policy, global heath and international development. At Fenton, he specializes in traditional and earned media with an issue focus on public lands, global health, human rights and child welfare. He also leads executive positioning and thought leadership projects. Most recently, Eric served as a Special Projects Director for the Ohio Democratic Party as part of Hillary for America. Before that, Eric was a senior director at williamsworks, a social impact and philanthropic advisory firm based in Seattle. At williamsworks, Eric advised and led accounts for Eastern Congo Initiative, Glamour (The Girl Project), TOMS, Gatorade, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Save the Children, among others. From 2011 to 2014, Eric served as the Democratic Staff Director for the House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations and was a foreign policy aid for Rep. Karen Bass (D-CA). Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Eric was a senior policy associate at Physicians for Human Rights where he led the international civil society coalition, Health Workforce Advocacy Initiative, funded by the World Health Organization. From 2000 to 2003, Eric worked at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Eric is a graduate of Bowdoin College and received a master’s from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health.