Winford Williams

Retired Associate Vice President
LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Per Scholas Board member

Winford Williams, Associate Vice President within the Risk Solutions Division of LexisNexis.  His experience extends developing information products that service the personal auto and property insurance markets domestically and internationally.  A 1985 graduate of DeVry University (Atlanta), Winford began his career in the insurance industry, as a software developer at Policy Management Systems in Columbia, South Carolina.  


For the past 33 years, Winford has contributed to the phenomenal growth of the LexisNexis Risk Solutions Division in Alpharetta, Ga.  He has led the development of technology solutions that expedite the underwriting experience for insurance carriers and large data warehousing applications domestically and internationally.  International experience includes establishing and managing technology teams in the UK, India and Brazil, expanding the Risk Solutions brand across the globe.  Current responsibilities include leading transformational initiatives associated with the adoption of Cloud technologies, creation of industry changing products and maintaining order and delivery systems.  


Previously, Winford volunteered as the co-chair of the Tech400 committee at the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce to help solve the supply and demand gap that exists between corporations and higher learning institutions relative to filling technology jobs.  Winford helped launch the African Ancestry Network employee resource group at LexisNexis serving as the Vice President for approximately 3 years, continuing as a supporting member mentoring and coaching future leaders. 


Additional interests include revitalizing communities in the downtown area of Pensacola, Florida, by transforming vacant properties into new single-family homes.  These investments continue to improve the landscape and expand economic opportunities in communities that were previously overlooked.  Partnerships with city planning and county officials are ensuring that gentrification efforts do not eliminate affordable housing opportunities but bring balance to these evolving communities.    




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