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Morgan Williams is President & CEO of the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC). USUBCwas founded as a private business trade association in Washington, D.C., in October of 1995 and celebrated it's 25th anniversary in 2020.
In December 2007 Williams was elected President/CEO of USUBC, www.USUBC.org. Since that time the membership has increased from 22 to over 200 companies/ organizations.
USUBC is now the largest Ukraine related private business trade association in the world that is not headquartered inside Ukraine. USUBC is "a strong international voice for business in Ukraine."
Williams started his economic development work in Ukraine in the fall of 1992. From 1997-1999 he headed an agricultural finance company in Kyiv. He then worked for several years as government relations director of the Washington office of SigmaBleyzer, a private equity firm with major investments in Ukraine
In 1981 Williams started his international work and implemented food system development projects in countries such as India, Haiti, Indonesia, and Egypt. Previously he served as a Professional Staff Member of the U.S. Senate Agriculture Committee for the ranking Republican on the Committee,
Senator Bob Dole (R-Kan). Williams served as Midwest Director of the Dole For President Committee in the fall of 1979 working out of Des Moines, Iowa.
Williams started his career as the General Manager of the Plains Equity Exchange and CooperativeUnion, Plains, Kansas in June of 1961. He later was an associate professor of business administration and economics at Ottawa, University, Ottawa, Kansas. From 1969 through 1977 he served as Kansas State Director of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Farmers Home Administration rural economic and business development program.
Williams has been awarded three state medals from the Government of Ukraine for his contribution to
the economic development of Ukraine. He was awarded the “Order of Honor” III class by the President of Ukraine in 2007, and later received a Ukraine Government State Service Medal from the Ministry of Economic Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Williams has a B.A. degree in Business Administration and Economics from Ottawa University, Ottawa, Kansas and a M.A. degree in Economics from the University of Kansas. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has received a Distinguished Alumni Award from Ottawa University and elected as member of the Wall of Honor at Ottawa High School, Ottawa, Kansas. He has received several other awards and honors and served on the board of directors of many national and international organizations.
Williams is co-author of the book "Larger Than Life: The American Tall-Tale Postcard, 1905-1915, Abbeville Press, New York ,1990, and is Founder/Trustee of the "Holodomor: Through the Eyes of Ukrainian Artists" collection.