Robert Williams

Rainier Valley Community Development Fund

After graduating from Washington State University with a B.A. degree - College of Business – Finance, Robert began his career in the banking and financial services industry in 1979. Prior to joining Rainier Valley Community Development Fund Robert worked as a Director of CRA Loans & Investment Manager at Union Bank where he led the enterprise-wide strategy to provide growth capital to middle market companies that create meaningful jobs and wealth building in underserved communities around the country.

Robert's professional background includes building relationships and the trust of his clients by developing customized strategies to assist with obtaining their goals, dreams and aspirations. He has spent much of his career working with non-profit organizations and corporate sponsors to provide scholarships to the underserved to obtain higher education.

Robert is a past Trustee of Seattle Colleges and served as past Board Chair for Urban League of Metropolitan Seattle, Trustee for Washington State University Foundation Advisory Council Member – Washington State University Everett and former Board Member of the Woodland Park Zoological Society.

As a Seattle native, Robert resides in West Seattle. When he is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, golf, exercising and eating delicious food.

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