Senior Director of Government and External Affairs
Antonio “Tony” Williams serves as Senior Director of External Affairs and Governmental Affairs for Comcast Corporation. In this role, Tony develops and executes outreach campaigns in support of Comcast policy priorities, as well as builds and maintains relationships with external policy stakeholders which include think tanks, advocacy organizations, activists, trade associations, thought leaders, and interest groups. Prior to joining the External Affairs team, Tony led strategic partnerships as part of a cross-functional team that created the Comcast Internet Essentials program which today is the largest broadband adoption program in the world having connected more than six million low-income Americans to the internet. Before joining Comcast, Tony served as the Speechwriter for U.S. Senator Norm Coleman and Communications Director for the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs. In these roles, Tony crafted speeches, op-eds, and communications materials, as well as creating and directing high impact public communications campaigns. Tony currently serves as board chair of Black Tech Mecca and Democracy Prep Congress Heights Public Charter School. As well, he serves on the boards of the March on Washington Film Festival, Call for Action, and the National Hispanic Caucus of State Legislators. Tony is a 2017 Presidential Leadership Scholar, a 2016 graduate of the NAMIC Executive Leadership Development Program Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and has received a Master’s in Communications and Journalism from American University, as well as a bachelor’s degree in History and International Relations from Macalester College.