Jonathan Williams is the Regional Director of Public Affairs and Director of State and Local Government Affairs for Intel Corporation. Based in Folsom, California, Williams is responsible for Intel’s Public Affairs portfolio in California, Texas and Massachusetts. This includes state and local government affairs, site-based media relations, community and education philanthropy and employee volunteer programs. Williams is also responsible for developing, implementing and managing public policy strategies for local, regional and state government officials and develops Intel's legislative priorities and positions on key public policy issues.
Williams joined Intel’s Washington DC office in 1997, where he managed Intel's Political Action Committee (IPAC) and lobbied trade policy before Congress. Subsequent to that role, Williams moved to Oregon in 1999 to join Intel Online Services, where he worked in a variety of roles, including international and domestic business development and marketing until 2002. Williams later served on the corporate marketing team responsible for the launch of the Centrino® mobile technology processor prior to becoming Intel’s Government Affairs Manager in Oregon, a position he held from December, 2002 until August 2009.
Originally from the Boston, Massachusetts area, Williams is a graduate of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana and American University in Washington DC, where he received a joint MBA and MA in International Affairs.
Williams has served on the board of numerous business associations in both California and Oregon. He currently serves on the executive committee of the California Manufacturers and Technology Association (CMTA) and on the board of the Civil Justice Association of California (CJAC) and the Bay Area Council. While in Oregon, Williams served as the Chair of the Pacific Northwest International Trade Association, on the Executive Committee of the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce, on the board of the Portland Business Alliance, on the board of the Westside Economic Alliance and on the board of the Portland State University Institute for Metropolitan Studies. From 2006-2007, Williams was also a member of the Oregon Governor’s International Trade Commission.