Mr. Vaughn Millard Williams III, MAOM
Vaughn M. Williams III currently serves as the Supplier Diversity Program Manager for SoCal Gas Company. In this capacity, he is responsible for ensuring the advancement of small, minority and underrepresented businesses. This position coincides with his passion of service and economic development. Previously he served as Category Manager for Southern California Gas Company (A Division of Sempra Energy), where his responsibilities included management of all staff augmentation, contracts negotiation and management, fostering long-term client relationships in the areas of engineering, environmental, food services and Human Resources. Prior to assuming this role, Vaughn worked as the On-Site Client Services Manager (Sempra Energy Utilities) under the auspices of Agile- 1. He was responsible for the management and integrity of all data utilized under the Vendor Management Tool (Acceleration VMS). While based in Los Angeles, the Sempra Energy Utilities Account covers all Southern California to include San Diego and San Luis Obispo. Vaughn has worked in various roles of Human Development to include the management of a multimillion-dollar social service program (WTW, WIA) designed to employ at-risk youth, non-custodial parents, ex-offenders and the underserved population of LA County. The program was successful in both training and employing over 300 individuals who have been deemed as unemployable. Additionally, he served as one of many leads on the Nissan Relocation Project from Los Angeles to Nashville, staffing and on-boarding recruits in the areas of IT and Customer Service. Over the last two decades of his career in management, he has had the distinct honor of implementing several manuals on Resource Planning, Career Strategies, Workplace Etiquette and Human Management. In 2001 Vaughn along with a group of dedicated professionals in the service arena were awarded the Best Practices award by the State of California under the Davis administration. Vaughn is especially proud of his ability to navigate from small to large organizations while continuing to provide quality improvement expertise.
Vaughn holds a Master Degree in Organizational Management from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration from the California State University at Dominguez Hills, a Certificate in Public Speaking from the Los Angeles Announcers Guild, and is a graduate of both the FBI Citizens Academy, and Southern California Leadership Network (Leadership LA). Vaughn is currently completing his License in Real Estate and hopes to pursue his Doctorate in Organizational Leadership. He currently serves of the Board of Directors for IMPACT Media, Home -at – Last CDC, and most recently South Los Angeles Regional Center Friends of SCLARC. His daily mission is to ensure the advancement of people in underserved communities. His motto for life’s meaning is “Changing the lives of people, embracing differences, and striving for higher”.