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Trustee JL Sonny Williams

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JL Sonny Williams

District #1
Date Elected: May 13, 2006
Term Expires: 2018

Occupation
President and CEO, Momentum Advertising and Communications
Former President and COO, Minyard Food Stores Inc.

Education
B.S., Dallas Baptist University

Civic/Professional Service
State Fair of Texas, Board of Directors
SMU Athletic Forum, Board of Directors
Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Foundation, Chairman
Dallas Baptist University, Board of Directors, Former Chairman of the Board of Trustees
GuideStone, Former Trustee Board Member
American Red Cross, Former Co-Vice Chairman and Member, Board of Directors
Dallas International Sports Commission, Former Board Member
Dallas Baptist Convention Human Welfare, Former Coordinating Board Member
Texas Food Industry Association, Former Board Member
Dallas/Fort Worth Grocers Association, Former President
United Way, Former Chairman of Food Division

Honors/Awards
Honorary Doctorate, Dallas Baptist University
Virginia Dykes Leadership Award, 2005
Father of the Year Honoree, 2004
Food Marketing Institute, Neighborhood Partnership Award (for the Minyard First Class Teachers Program), 2004
Dallas Business Committee for the Arts, Obelisk Award for Arts Partnership, 2003
YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, YWCA Family of the Year Award, 2001
Akiba Academy of Dallas, Civic Service Award, 1999
Texas Food Industry Association, Retailer of the Year, 1999
Lake Cities Charter Chapter of the American Business Women's Association, Business Associate of the Year, 1999
National Society of Fund Raising Executives, National Philanthropy Day Award for Outstanding Corporation, 1997
Texas Institute of Family Business, Texas Family Business of the Year - Community Involvement Award, 1995
Dallas Baptist University, Russell H. Perry Free Enterprise Award, 1994
KXAS-TV, Texan of the Week, 1994 
Dallas Baptist University Outstanding Alumnus Award, 1990

Contact Information
Board of Trustees
Dallas County Community College District
1601 S. Lamar St.
Dallas, TX 75215
214-378-1602
fax: 214-378-1610