Joe Williams - President / Shareholder
has 40 years of executive leadership experience guiding the growth of both non-profit and for-profit corporations.
Recognized as a community leader, he served two terms on the Fresno City Council during the 1980â€™s and serves on numerous boards including Premier Valley Bank, founder and director, Community Medical Center Board of Trustees, and the Fresno State Foundation Board of Governors.
Mr. Williams was appointed Executive Director of the Fresno County Economic Opportunities Commission in 1970.
During the 22 years in this capacity he
built this organization into the fourth largest of its kind in the United States, increasing revenues tenfold to over a $40 million annual budget for the benefit of low-income families emphasizing job development, the education of young children and family health.
During this period, he also served as President of the California/Nevada Community Action Association, where he played a key leadership role in establishing the utility sponsored low-income weatherization program.
Since joining RHA in 1993, Mr. Williams provides executive leadership resulting in the tripling of RHAâ€™s work force and revenues.
He served as Chief Executive Officer until 2003.
now oversees RHAâ€™s vision and growth as President of the Board.
Mr. Williams has a Bachelors Degree from California State University, Fresno, with a major in Social Welfare and a minor in Psychology.
has received numerous awards throughout his
community, including the Leon S. Peters Award in 2010, Fresno Stateâ€™s Outstanding Alumnus Award in 2006 and in 2003 he
received the Fresno City College Distinguished Alumnus Award.