Tony Williams

Executive Director of External Affairs, Comcast NBCUniversal

Antonio (Tony) Williams currently serves as the Executive Director of External Affairs for Comcast NBCUniversal. In this position, Tony partners with Civil Rights, Consumer, and Community Based Organizations to advocate for free speech, civil rights, and economic inclusion in Technology and Media.

Previously Tony led outreach and partnerships for Comcast’s Internet Essentials program. Under his leadership Comcast build partnerships with over five thousand school districts and engaged more than nine thousand community-based organizations, government agencies, and federal, state, and local elected officials to spread the word. Today Internet Essentials is the largest and most impactful broadband adoption program in the world connecting over 6 million low income Americans to high speed Internet.

Tony currently serves on the boards of the Joint Center For Political and Economic Studies, Call 4 Action, Democracy Prep Congress Heights Public Charter School, Black Tech Mecca, and the DC Chapter of the New Leaders Council.

Prior to Comcast Tony worked for Senator Norm Coleman and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. He is a 2016 Presidential Leadership Scholar, holds a Masters in Journalism from American University and is graduate of Macalester College.