Tallahassee, Fla. (March 23, 2018) — Children’s Home Society of Florida has appointed former State Representative Alan Williams to its statewide Board of Directors.

A fifth-generation Floridian, Williams is recognized as one of the nation’s rising political leaders and consistently uses his platform to act as a voice on behalf of Florida’s most vulnerable families. As a governmental affairs consultant with Tallahassee-based Meenan Law Firm, Williams continues his public policy work as a Senior Fellow with the Center for Digital Education.

“Alan has a strong reputation of doing what’s right for kids, especially when it comes to advocating for the needs of children and their families,” said Valerie Seidel, chair of Children’s Home Society of Florida’s Board of Directors. “We are thrilled to partner with him on the CHS board as we advance the critical work of Children’s Home Society of Florida.”

Williams joins a governing board dedicated to end the need for foster care as we know it. Through this leadership role with CHS, he will help more children across Florida realize their full potential as CHS delivers innovative solutions in foster care, early childhood, counseling and community partnership schools.

Throughout his career, Williams has been recognized for his legislative contributions, and he has served on the Florida Public Service Commission Nominating Council, the Florida Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, the National Conference of Black State Legislators Executive Board, and the Boards of Directors for Second Harvest of the Big Bend, Gadsden Arts Center and Guardian Ad Litem. He was also selected by President Barack Obama in 2012, as one his 29 Electors from Florida to serve on the Electoral College.

He and his wife, attorney Opal McKinney Williams, have two children, Adriana and Alan-Louis.

About Children’s Home Society of Florida

On the front lines since 1902, Children’s Home Society of Florida is the oldest and largest statewide organization devoted to helping children and families. Children’s Home Society of Florida serves more than 50,000 children and family members throughout the state each year. More: www.chsfl.org.