Dr. Catherine Williams


Dr. Catherine Williams, President and CEO

  • Multi-talented leader with significant years of diverse consulting experience in public and private sectors.
  • Expertise in coalition building, strategic planning, training and development.
  • Extensive knowledge of education administration, teaching and learning strategies as well as pedagogical concepts and trends.
  • Outstanding public speaking, grant and proposal writing and proven track record for obtaining public and private support among a variety of constituencies including corporations, foundation and government sources.

Dr. Williams is President and CEO of STEPS, LLC.  Her academic credentials include:  a Bachelor’s degree in French from Norfolk State University (Norfolk, VA); a Masters in Urban Administration from Georgia State University (Atlanta, GA); Masters of Divinity from Virginia Union University, School of Theology (Richmond, VA) and a Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Georgia (Athens, GA).  After completing graduate school, she maintained dual careers – a college professor (Hampton University and Norfolk State University) and owner of a consulting business.  She was CEO and President of the Institute for Academic Coaching and Counseling which provided tutoring, mentoring, self-esteem, karate and parenting programs for inner city youth and adults. 

She has received numerous awards and honors which include, but are not limited to, the following: Community Service Award, Flintstone Elementary School (Fort Washington, MD, 2006), Teacher of the Year at Strayer University (Suitland, MD, 2006), Donald R. Stoddard Faculty Award of Excellence, Strayer University (Washington, DC, 2004), University’s Most Outstanding Administrator Southeastern University (Washington, DC, 2003), Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year (Small Business Administration, 1999), Teacher of the Year, Delaware State University (School of Business, 1998), Who’s Who in American Education, 1993 and Outstanding Women of America, 1992. For these and other contributions and commitment, she is considered to be a treasure to the art of teaching.