Most people enter the workforce hoping to find a job that utilizes their strengths. A smaller number of people begin their careers with the goal of helping people and communities to better themselves. A select few are able to do both. Stewart Williams is one of those few. Having spent over thirty years in executive leadership of nonprofits, Stewart Williams has a proven record of leading dynamic teams, inspiring and managing volunteers, and developing sustainable organizational strategies.
Stewart is the founding partner and principal consultant of 3rd Sector Solutions LLC, bringing to the team senior executive experience which includes operations management, program development, program evaluation, strategic planning, financial management, public/private partnerships, fundraising, and volunteer management, as well as human resources and talent management.
Stewart is a Regional Director for OneTen, a coalition of leading chief executives and their companies who are collaborating together to hire, promote, and advance one million Black individuals who do not yet have a four-year degree into family-sustaining careers over the next 10 years. He is responsible for pioneering market strategies across the geographical regions of Atlanta in the Southeast and Washington, D.C., Delaware-Maryland-Virginia, Philadelphia, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Boston in the Northeast — building relationships, serving as a trusted partner, and representing the organization and its values. As a key leader in the organization, he is cultivating a thriving ecosystem of partnerships that bring together employer-led demand and career-ready talent to build an active marketplace of opportunity, collaboration, and support.
From 2018 to early 2022, Stewart served as the Vice President of Operations of The Warrior Alliance, which helps veterans transition back into civilian life. His leadership has led to a 150% increase in veterans served by the organization, as he oversees a budget of $2 million dollars and works to create partnerships within the community.
Prior to serving with The Warrior Alliance, Stewart served as an Executive Director of The Mission Continues, coaching and leading veterans and community members to impact their communities.
Stewart also brings to our team many years of experience in executive leadership with various branches of community organizations. He served as the Vice President of Operations at the Boys & Girls Club of metropolitan Atlanta, which serves over 5,000 youth daily, overseeing over 100 employees and a budget of $16 million.
Previously, he worked with the YMCA, having served as Executive Director for two branches, and finally taking on a role as President and CEO for the Historic Butler Street YMCA, overseeing strategic and day-to-day operations of a $2.3 million multi-branch association within the metropolitan Atlanta area.