DeRonda WilliamsCEO, DGW Consulting Group (DGWCG)

    DeRonda Williams is the CEO of DGW Consulting Group (DGWCG).  DGWCG is a national boutique executive search firm that partners with non-profit organizations to identify and attract diverse talent and specializes in placing Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer professionals. The company also provides project management services to support organizations as they implement their strategic initiatives.

    DeRonda Williams has over 20 years of business experience across multiple industries.  For five years, she served as finance director for the KIPP Foundation.  Prior to joining KIPP, DeRonda spent over ten years at Pearson Education as Vice President, Finance for the K-12 and college divisions. She also has prior experience in manufacturing, where she worked as an industrial engineer for Olin Corporation. 

    In 2013 DeRonda was appointed to the Illinois State Charter School Commission, where she served for seven years as a commissioner and board chair.  DeRonda is actively involved as a volunteer and board member with several community organizations.  She has a BS in industrial engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA in finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.  DeRonda is a Pahara-Aspen Education Fellow, 2018 summer cohort. She currently resides in Las Vegas with her husband and children.