Aaron Williams inducted into National Peace Corps Association Advisory Council

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NC-  Aaron Williams, executive vice president of Government Relations and Corporate Communications at RTI International, was recently appointed to the National Peace Corps Association (NPCA) Advisory Council.

The NPCA Advisory Council comprises distinguished national leaders who have made a significant contribution to the Peace Corps community and forged highly successful careers in the public and private sectors. Council members provide counsel and guidance to the president/chief executive officer and board of directors so NPCA can better serve the Peace Corps community.

Williams has more than 25 years of experience in policy formulation, strategic planning, and the design and implementation of development assistance programs. Before becoming executive vice president of RTI’s Government Relations and Corporate Communications, he served as executive vice president of RTI's International Development Group and previously as vice president of international business development at RTI.

Prior to his return to RTI, Williams was appointed by President Barack Obama as the 18th Director of the U.S. Peace Corps, serving in that capacity from 2009 to 2012. Previously, he served for 22 years as a senior official at the U.S. Agency for International Development , where he attained the rank of career minister in the Senior Foreign Service. His awards include the USAID Distinguished Career Service Award in 1998 and the Presidential Award for Distinguished Service in 1988 and 1992.

Williams is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, serves on the Board of Trustees of the Ron Brown Scholar Program, is a board member of Seed Global Health, and is a board member of the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign. In 2015, he was appointed by President Barack Obama as the U.S. Alternative Representative to the executive board of the United Nations children’s fund (UNICEF). 

Aaron S. Williams

Highlights

  • Aaron Williams, executive vice president of Government Relations and Corporate Communications at RTI International, was appointed to the National Peace Corps Association Advisory Council
  • The NPCA Advisory Council comprises distinguished national leaders who have made a significant contribution to the Peace Corps community and forged highly successful careers in the public and private sectors