Meet our newest board chair, Elworth (Brent) Williams, Jr., City National Bank’s senior vice president and regional manager.
How do you bring Wayfinder Family Services’ mission to life?
I have served on the Board of Wayfinder for several years, and this year I became the board chair. I now get to work more closely with the incredible team at Wayfinder to help guide us on our future path. I have already learned so much more than I already knew about our incredible mission: ensuring that children, youth and adults facing challenges always have a place to turn. I think back to when I first joined the board of directors and then look at our scope and broadening impact—I am so proud to have been a part of the decision-making and stewardship to get us this far. We have really transformed this agency over the past several years, and I am really excited about the future and the impact that we will have.
What’s your Wayfinder compass: the value you most connect with?
The value that I most connect with is ‘Driven’. I have watched Wayfinder develop and grow over the years—we are a larger and more impactful agency today due to the drive to serve and do more for our children, their families, and communities. I am extremely proud of our growing impact.
Can you share one of your favorite Wayfinder moments?
My favorite Wayfinder moment was when I first joined the board of directors of Wayfinder several years ago, and I was able to bring my kids to the Wayfinder Paralympic Games, where they were able to participate in activities and also volunteer for the event. It was their first experience with volunteering, and they still talk about it to this day. Wayfinder has had a deep impact on me and my family.•
November 19, 2019