Williams joins Universal

Jacqueline T. Williams will join the Universal Corp. board of directors effective April 1, 2020.

Williams has held several leadership roles for the state of Ohio over the last decade, most recently as the director of the Ohio Department of Commerce. She was also the chief of minority business development with the state’s Development Services Agency as well as executive director of the Ohio Liquor Control Commission.

She previously worked for the New America Foundation as a director in the College Savings Initiative, and she served for a decade as an executive director for the Ohio Tuition Trust Authority. She spent the first 15 years of her career with AT&T.

“We are delighted to have Jackie Williams join the Universal Corporation board of directors,” said George C. Freeman III, chairman, president and CEO of Universal Corporation.

“Jackie is an accomplished executive who brings more than 40 years of experience in leadership roles across the public and private sectors. The diversity of her experience will be a valuable addition to our board, and we look forward to benefiting from her unique insights and informed perspectives.”