President of The Diana Foundation
16th President of The Diana Foundation
Tanner Williams was elected president of The Diana Foundation in October of 2014. Previously, Williams held the office of First Vice President and served as chairman of the Membership Committee for two years. Williams joined The Diana Foundation in 2012.
Williams was born and raised in Green City, Missouri, which is a small rural town in the state’s northeastern region. After graduation, Williams attended Truman State University, a highly selective public liberal arts and sciences university, where he graduated in 2002 with a B.A. in Political Science. Following an assignment as a legislative intern in the Missouri Senate, he was accepted as one of twelve individuals in 2002 to work for the Human Rights Campaign’s Campaign College where he assisted fundraising efforts for a congressional campaign in Ames, Iowa.
Williams began working for AFT Missouri, the state affiliate of the 1.6 million-member American Federation of Teachers (AFT) in January of 2003 as a state field representative and director of communications. There, he coordinated political mobilization efforts including the state’s coalition to fight against school voucher legislation.
Moving to Houston in 2007, Williams began his involvement with numerous organizations including The Diana Foundation. He continues to support his university by serving as an at-large representative for Truman State University’s National Alumni Board of Directors. Williams also continues to work for the AFT and serves as the Director of Organizing & Leadership Development for Texas AFT working to build collective power for public school employees. In January 2016, Williams joined the Board of Directors of AIDS Foundation Houston and is a member of the Development Committee.
Past Presidents of The Diana Foundation
1954 - 1987
1987 - 1989
1989 - 1990
1990 - 1991
1991 - 1995
1995 - 1997
1997 - 1999
1999 - 2001
2001 - 2004
2004 - 2005
2005 - 2006
2006 - 2011
John Danielson III