Janelle Williams

Senior Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

About Janelle

Janelle Williams is a senior adviser on the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s community and economic development (CED) team. Prior to joining the Atlanta Fed, she led economic opportunity initiatives for the Annie E. Casey Foundation’s Atlanta Civic Site. She was lead author of the foundation’s Changing the Odds: The Race for Results in Atlanta report and editor of the Partnership for Southern Equity’s Growing the Future: The Case for Economic Inclusion in Atlanta.

Previously, Williams led efforts to incorporate data analysis and evaluation into program design and implementation at the Center for Working Families Inc. She has served as a congressional fellow in the U.S. House of Representatives, conducting policy research on issues tied to education, health, workforce development, and immigration.

Williams holds a doctorate in international family and community studies from Clemson University, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Georgia, and bachelor’s degrees in psychology and sociology from Florida Memorial University. She serves on the board of the Atlanta Wealth Building Initiative.