Elizabeth “Libby” Williams has over 15 years of economic development experience working in Southern California. Currently Ms. Williams is providing her expertise on a consultant basis to non-profits and individual clients within Los Angeles County.
In 2007, Ms. Williams became the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Economy and Jobs Committee, a private-sector advisory board created by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to work with him on key issues of economic development and quality job creation in Los Angeles. Williams coordinated the committee’s activities to evaluate business attraction and retention efforts in Los Angeles and develop recommendations for action and improvement.
From 1996 to 2006, Ms. Williams worked for the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation in the Business Assistance Program, and was responsible for identifying opportunities and developing community economic development programs and initiatives to stimulate economic growth. In addition, Ms. Williams worked to increase the knowledge of her colleagues on the available business assistance resources throughout the County of Los Angeles.