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Warren Williams is an award-winning journalist with more than 40-years of experience in television and radio news, video production, and political, media consulting. A native of Lansing, Michigan, Williams served as a class President and student council President at J.W. Sexton high school. He lettered in football, baseball, debate and forensics – and was voted ‘Boy Most Likely to Succeed’ from his senior class of 1972.

After attending Michigan State University with a core concentration in journalism and political science…Williams enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving as a broadcaster with the Armed Forces Radio and Television service in Japan, the Philippines and onboard two U.S. Navy ships. Following his honorable discharge from the Navy, Williams worked as a show announcer at Sea World in San Diego; and as a radio or television news reporter and anchor at stations in San Diego; Lansing, Michigan; Columbus, Ohio; Memphis; Jackson, Mississippi; Buffalo; Detroit and Dallas. For nearly 5-years during the mid-90’s, Williams served as the Chief Spokesman and head of Public Information for the Michigan Department of Corrections. In that capacity, he proactively promoted MDOC issues and initiatives to the people of Michigan through the conduit of the media. He authored news releases and op/ed articles, gave interviews to print and broadcast news organizations across Michigan and, on several occasions, to the national media as well.

Williams gave speeches to community groups, helped produce and served as on-camera talent for MDOC training videos. And, oversaw production of a monthly newsmagazine for Corrections Department personnel. In addition, Williams helped train senior MDOC staff in effective media/public relations. And performed the same duty as a training consultant for the National Institute of Corrections near Denver, Colorado. In the summer of 2000, Williams attended a Political Campaign management course at the University of Denver conducted by Chicago based Strategic Consulting Group (SCG). After finishing the course “with distinction,” he went to work for SCG on the re-election campaign of Congresswoman Shelley Berkley in Las Vegas.

In 2002, Williams served as Communications Director for the Michigan State Senate campaign of Dr. Paul DeWeese. Two years later, he served in the same capacity during DeWeese’s unsuccessful bid for the Republican nomination for Michigan’s 7 th District Congressional seat.

And, in 2009, Williams was the manager for the ‘Charles Ford for Mayor’ of Lansing, Michigan campaign.

Williams has been an opinion writer for the Detroit News politics web log; a voice-over talent for commercial production houses in the Detroit area; a ministry student at the Mount Hope Bible Training Institute in Lansing; and from 2014 to 2018, took classes, many through the John Glenn

School for Public Policy at the Ohio State University, under PROGRAM 60. It allows Ohio residents age 60 and above to take classes at any state college or university (for NO credit) tuition-free. Among the most beneficial classes taken, was a graduate level course in Grant Writing.

Since 2008, Williams has served as ‘remote’ Communications Director for Arlington, Texas based “Round the Clock Entertainment Group” – RTC. In that capacity, he has written news releases and feature articles on musicians, singers and actors managed by RTC for placement in

publications across America and throughout the Caribbean. Along with producing commercial spots for television and radio.

Beginning in 2012, Williams launched his own full-service media and public relations firm called "The Write Stuff" The company offers a range of video/audio production services including, but not limited to -- writing, producing and/or editing commercials for TV, including corporate training/marketing videos and political campaign ads. And for non-commercial clients, video services for weddings,

memorial tributes, birthday and retirement parties -- most anything for which quality video production is needed or desired.

The Write Stuff also provides a full range of Public/Media Relations services including press releases and crisis communications consulting.

In fall of 2013, the company began producing a news analysis and commentary program called "The Wrap." The monthly, hour-long show was airing on a digital television network based in Dallas called "Black Premiere TV 39."; BPTV was available to more than 3-million television households in Houston, San Antonio, Dallas, and Las Vegas.

In 2014, Williams began serving on the Executive Board of the Hilltop YMCA in Columbus, Ohio. And, that summer, taught a two-month class in ‘Beginning video production’ for both middle school and high school students through the YMCA’s Summer camp program. He also established and maintains both a Facebook page, and a YouTube channel named “Friends of the Hilltop Y.” Williams has produced video and written content to promote the programs and community outreach activities at the Hilltop YMCA.