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Sam A. Williams

At the helm of one of the nation's most influential chambers of commerce, Sam A. Williams led Atlanta, Georgia's high-profile business community for almost two decades. Earning a national reputation for harnessing the power of business leaders to make cities thrive, he has become one of the nation's leading experts in urban competitiveness. Williams was also a partner for twenty-two years with Portman Properties, a global architect-development company. An active alumnus of Harvard Business School and Georgia Tech, he resides in Atlanta.

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The CEO as Urban Statesman
By author: Sam A. Williams
Product Code: H895
ISBN: 9780881465105
Product Format: Hardback
Availability: In stock.
Price:  $25.00
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Sam Williams is one of the nation's leading experts in urban competitiveness. Over seventeen years at the helm of a top chamber of commerce and twenty-two years as a partner in a global architect-development company, Williams earned a national reputation for harnessing the power of CEOs to make cities thrive. With their long-term view and the ability to garner support from many sectors, CEOs can often successfully address urban challenges too big for political and bureaucratic leaders to solve alone. In The CEO as Urban Statesman, Williams uses case studies to argue that business leaders can and should contribute to their communities by using their business skills to solve public policy problems--and he tells them how to do it. These projects are all different, but they share common themes. Williams explores each case in detail, distilling best practices as well as cautionary tales for business leaders who want to help their cities thrive.