CAROL H. WILLIAMS, President, CEO & Chief Creative Officer – Carol founded Carol H. Williams Advertising (CHWA) three decades ago after recognizing the need for advertising that speaks to the sophisticated and influential multicultural markets. Started in 1986 in Carol’s living room, CHWA now has offices in Oakland, CA, Chicago, and New York City. A highly diverse and skilled staff produces award-winning advertising and marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 companies. Before establishing CHWA, Carol already had more than a decade of pioneering advertising work behind her. Carol started her career at Leo Burnett in Chicago and quickly earned a position as their first female and first African-American Creative Director and Vice President. After 13 years at Leo Burnett, she served as Senior Vice President, Creative Director at Foote, Cone & Belding in San Francisco.