Cherokee County Chick-fil-A owner/operator, Kevin Williams, has been elected to the Reinhardt University Board of Trustees.
Williams is the owner/operator of two Chick-fil-A locations in Canton. He brings experience in business and business development as well as in nonprofit service including his previous role as chairman of the Chick-fil-A Atlanta Marketing Board and his service with the Cherokee County Educational Foundation.
“I am excited to be a part of the incredible work being done at Reinhardt University and working with students, faculty and other board members,” Williams said. “I have found that working together we can accomplish so much more when we inspire each other to be at our best. I love the combination of creativity and energy that is found at Reinhardt University and look forward to growing together.”
Williams has been a supporter of Reinhardt by offering experiences to students including a trip to Chick-fil-A headquarters in Atlanta he helped facilitate for RU business students last semester.
“Mr. Williams will bring great ideas and knowledge to the Board of Trustees,” said Board of Trustees Chairman Billy Hasty. “His experience in business development, leadership and community services shows that his insight will benefit the Board and the University as it continues to grow, offers new programs and develops more as a community under the leadership of Dr. Kina S. Mallard.”
Williams, of Canton, has served at Birmingham United Methodist Church as a middle school mentor for eight years, and he worked with MUST Ministries’ “Project Feed the 5,000.” In addition, he taught leadership in Kenya, Ukraine and Nicaragua through Winshape International. Other community service experience includes Care for Kids, the Goshen Valley Boys Ranch, Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce, YMCA and Cherokee FOCUS. He also serves as a Partner in Education.
Williams holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia (concentration in management information systems). He is married to Gwen Williams and they have four children, Mary Nell, Terry, Kate and Elizabeth.
Also joining the Board in an ex-officio capacity are: Cherokee County Manager Jerry Cooper, the Rev. Dr. Terry Walton of the Atlanta-Marietta District of the United Methodist Church, and the Rev. Sue Haupert-Johnson, who will be installed in September as the new Bishop for the North Georgia Conference of the United Methodist Church.