Terrie Williams

Williams_TerrieSCHRANZ LECTURER 1996

As the president and CEO of The Terrie Williams Agency, a public relations and communications firm, Terrie Williams has counseled the best of the best in the world of entertainment, sports, business and politics. Williams’s philosophy for public relations is treating it as “people relations.” Her agency offers services of executive coaching, marketing and communications advice and individual and corporate counseling, among others.
In 1991, Williams was awarded the New York Women in Communications Matrix Award in Public Relations, making her the first and only woman of color to win in its 70-year history. She has also been awarded the PRSA New York Chapter’s Phillip Dorf Mentoring Award and The Citizen’s Committee for the New York Marietta Tree Award for Public Relations. Prior to founding her own agency, Williams worked as a medical social worker at New York Hospital, a program administrator for the Black Filmmaker Foundation, and as executive director for both the Black Owned Communications Alliance and the World Institute of Black Communications Inc. Williams was vice president and the director of corporate communications for Essence Communications before founding The Terrie Williams Agency. Williams earned a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and sociology from Brandeis University and a Master of Arts in social work from Columbia University.