Renée Vaughn, president of Williams Consulting Group, is a public relations, community engagement, and communications strategist with over 30 years of experience in public and private sector management.
Working with corporations, government agencies, private businesses and non-profits, she has developed skills in media relations, business development, consensus development, client retention, marketing, and creating strategic leadership alliances.
Prior to establishing her firm, Vaughn was a senior administrator for the City of Tampa, Florida. During her tenure she represented the City or Mayor on over 50 boards and committees interfacing with educational institutions, business leaders, non-profit organizations, and Chambers of Commerce.
Vaughn has built a record of successful outcomes in creating multi-institutional collaborations and community engagement with a focus on diversity. A particular strength is communication, especially in developing community consensus.
She is on the boards of The Greater Tampa Chamber of Commerce, Leadership Tampa Alumni (past chair), Leadership Tampa Bay (past president), Red Cross Angels (current president), and University of Tampa Board of Fellows (past president). She is a member of the Chiselers, the Tampa General Hospital Women’s Leadership Council, Athena Society, the Association of Fund Raising Professionals, Mary Lee’s House (founding member) and the Emerge Advisory Council.
In 2014, Vaughn was a finalist in the Tampa Bay Business Journal’s Business Women of the Year and recipient of Angie’s Awards, given to the finalist who best exemplified mentoring and making a difference in the life of others. In 2015, Renée received the prestigious Parke Wright III Leadership Award from Leadership Tampa Alumni and was named a Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of West Central Florida.