WILSON, NC – Robin P. Williams has been named the new Executive Director of the Wilson Education Partnership (WEP) effective July 2017. Ms. Williams is a Wilson native and a product of Wilson County Schools. She is replacing Martha Vick, who will retire June 30, 2017, after 20.5 years of service.
“WEP welcomes Robin as the new Executive Director,” said WEP Board of Directors President Sheryl Creech. “She brings a wealth of experiences which align with WEP’s mission to support our public schools. Her background is a great fit for the future of WEP because she has led numerous fundraising events, school initiatives, boards and collaborated with businesses throughout her career.”
Ms. Williams is no stranger to WEP, having served on the Board of Directors since July 2014. She also held the office of President from July 2015 to Dec. 2016.
“I am excited about the future of WEP,” Ms. Williams said. “I feel I have a deep understanding of the educational community, the community at large and the leaders and businesses that make this a great place to live and give.”
Prior to creating her own consulting company, Ms. Williams was the WilMed Healthcare Foundation Manager for Wilson Medical Center for 12 years. In that position, she raised more than $15 million and worked with 300+ volunteers. She also partnered with employees, physicians and community leaders to improve the health of the community. She spearheaded numerous initiatives, which included Mother’s Day Mammograms, the HALO Program and the Compassionate Care Program. Ms. Williams also led the capital campaign to build the Rehab Center.
In her current role as the founder of RPW Consulting, Ms. Williams provides marketing, social media, website design, fundraising, event planning, board/staff development and strategic planning services to local businesses and nonprofits. She will only continue to provide marketing services for a few clients when she begins her role with WEP.
“I have a strong desire to be a leader in promoting excellence in public education,” said Ms. Williams. “I want to influence and partner with our schools and local businesses to achieve WEP’s mission and annual goals.”
Ms. Williams attended Meredith College and Atlantic Christian College, with a minor in Marketing and Communication daughters, Austin and Sydney.