Richard T. (Stick) Williams
Retired Vice President – Corporate Community Affairs and President, The Duke Energy Foundation
Mr. Stick Williams most recently served as vice president of corporate community affairs for Duke Energy and president of The Duke Energy Foundation. He was responsible for the company’s philanthropy through The Duke Energy Foundation, which focuses on improving the quality of life in the communities it serves. Previously, Williams served as senior vice president of environment, health and safety, leading the group responsible for the company’s environmental compliance, and its health and safety programs. Mr. Williams graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Williams is co-chair of Project LIFT, an innovative philanthropic initiative to address educational issues in the Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools’ West Charlotte Corridor. He serves on the board of the board of directors of Home Haven Inc., the board of commissioners of Carolinas HealthCare System, and as an advisory board member of HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. Williams is immediate past chairman of the board of directors of the YMCA of Greater Charlotte and the board of trustees of the Mint Museum. He is also past chairman of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill board of trustees, the Greater Durham Chamber of Commerce and the UNC-Chapel Hill General Alumni Association. He is also a past board member of Communities in Schools of North Carolina.