Daryl Williams Director of Research And Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation

Daryl Williams is the director of Research & Policy for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, where he supports programs to advance minority entrepreneurship.

Williams also is the national executive director of the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership, Inc., a partnership with the National Economic Council at the White House, the Business Roundtable, the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, and other national organizations designed to help grow minority entrepreneurs around the country. Additionally, Williams is the national executive director of the Urban Entrepreneur Partnership Gulf Coast, Inc., a program that connects private, public, and nonprofit sector resources to foster entrepreneurship, business development, and job creation in the areas devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

Previously, Williams was co-owner of G.W. Media Group. Williams also has been an instructor at Highland Community College, a research assistant with the Gerontology Center, a research assistant for the KU Affiliated Program, and financial director for the Graduate Student Professional Association.

Williams has participated on numerous national panels on minority entrepreneurship including: The White House National Economic Council, Washington, DC; Department of the Treasury, “New Market Tax Credit,” Washington, DC; The White House National Conference on Faith Based and Community Initiatives, “Forum: Bringing Minority Social Entrepreneurs and Corporate/Foundation Resources Together,” Washington, DC.

Williams holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in sociology and has completed doctoral work in sociology.