Vincent Williams is the Inaugural Executive Director of The Revitalize Foundation (TRF). He is a Chicago native with over 20 years of experience in business development, growth, and sustainability. His career and unique expertise encompass economic empowerment, development, growth, and strategic planning across local and state levels. His drive is to build TRF to be a solid, collaborative partner alongside communities that align with our mission.
Vince joins the Foundation after holding the position of President and Chief Executive Officer of the Chicago Minority Supplier Development Council. He previously served as Vice President of Economic Empowerment and the Director of the Illinois Small Business Development Center at the YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. During his tenure, he facilitated the Illinois SBDC’s initiatives of encouraging economic growth and development. Through his leadership, he cultivated strategic partnerships within the Chicagoland communities with an emphasis in the South and West side neighborhoods. Focusing his efforts in these historically marginalized and disinvested areas to eliminate racism and empower those communities.
Vince is a seasoned business owner known for his thoughtful leadership and ability to drive initiatives forward. He frequently shares his expertise as a conference panelist and collaborates with non-profit, for-profit, and entrepreneurs to create an ecosystem of mutual support.