Dave Williams is currently retired from NW Natural after 38 years of service where he was Vice President of Utility Services. He was responsible for NW Natural’s customer acquisition, operations support services, employee relations and oversaw the departments that provide service to NW Natural’s 700,000 customers.
Mr. Williams joined NW Natural in 1978 in sales. He moved into operations in 1990 as a district manager responsible for construction and other field functions. He was then promoted to General Manager of Operations and District Operations. He became Vice President of Utility Operations in 2007. He also was co-chair for the company’s collaborative Labor Relations Team and continued as the Chief Negotiator and Labor Relations Executive.
Mr. Williams is an active participant in civic and community affairs. He is past chair of the Citizens Crime Commission in Portland Oregon and served on the College of Business Dean’s Circle of Excellence for Oregon State University and is a past chair of Portland’s Downtown Clean and Safe District, Portland Metro Salvation Army and the Oregon Workforce Investment Board. He also serves on Multnomah’s Homeless Youth Oversight Committee. He was a Past President of the Leadership Portland Alumni Association.
He is a proud graduate of Oregon State University with a degree in Business.