Valerie Williams is a former Southwest Assurance Managing Partner for EY. She has over 35 years of audit and public accounting experience, serving numerous global and multi-location companies, primarily in the energy and technology sectors. Ms. Williams held several other senior leadership positions at EY and served on multiple strategic committees, including the firm’s Partner Advisory Council, Inclusiveness Council, Audit Innovation Taskforce and the Diversity Taskforce.
Ms. Williams serves as a director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Corporate Governance committee of DTE Energy Co., a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services. She is a director, Chair of the Audit Committee and member of the Reserves Committee of Devon Energy, Inc., an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company. Ms. Williams is also a director and member of the Audit and Finance Committees of Omnicom Group, Inc., a global leader in marketing communications.
In addition to her public company board service, Ms. Williams also serves on the board of directors of The Houston Downtown Management District, Emancipation Park Conservancy, Yellowstone Academy and Yellowstone College Prep.
Ms. Williams received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Texas and a master’s in business administration from the University of Houston.