Stanford T. Williams, Jr.

Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer

Stanford T Williams, Jr

Stan earned a bachelor’s degree in political science (magna cum laude) from Curry College in 1984 and an MBA in finance and marketing from Howard University in 1986. He joined Messer in 2005 as Director of Economic Inclusion and was promoted to Vice President, Chief Inclusion and Diversity Officer in 2015.

Stan is an integral part of the company’s Executive Leadership Team. As the leader of Messer’s Economic Inclusion Department, he develops relationships and partnerships with certified minority- and women-owned businesses. His efforts provide economic opportunities that include project work and joint ventures. Stan also seeks minority and women candidates who have a desire to work in Messer’s craft workforce and administrative offices.

In 2018, Stan received the TriState Minority Supplier Development Council (TSMSDC) Champion of the Year Award. Under his leadership, Messer has also received multiple awards and recognitions for diversity and inclusion efforts.

Stan currently serves on the Cincinnati Opera, ArtsWave Cincinnati, TriState Minority Supplier Development Council and the EasterSeals TriState boards.