“Ford is a wonderful guy and I am so excited for him and his family,” Borman said from Baton Rouge on Monday. “Ford has done a great job running (UGA’s) major gift operation the past four years and building relationships with our donor base. He will be a home-run hire.”
Williams helped Georgia collect pledges for the construction of the $31 million indoor football practice facility, the $63 million West End improvements at Sanford Stadium and the ongoing $80 million football operations addition to the Butts-Mehre Complex.
Before coming to Georgia, Williams was assistant director of major gifts for Clemson’s “IPTAY” fundraising program from 2012 to 2017. Williams previously worked in fundraising at Georgia State, where he earned a master’s degree in sport management in 2009. Williams received his bachelor’s degree in exercise science from North Carolina, where he was a four-year starter for the men’s soccer team. He is married to former UNC gymnast Mikel Hester, and they have two young children.
UGA has not yet announced Williams’ hiring.