Greater Houston Community Foundation
4550 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 100
Houston, TX 77027
Doug Williams is president of Fuse5, a Houston-based marketing, public relations, writing, training, and special events firm. He has more than 25 years of experience writing for companies and institutions in a full range of industry sectors. He is a former journalist, editor and columnist; has worked as a press secretary in the U.S. Senate; and served as chief creative writer and senior vice president for public relations and public affairs at a large regional advertising agency. He has also managed corporate communications and marketing functions in both the public and private sectors, and has nearly two decades of experience in grassroots, public policy, and government relations communications.He has lectured throughout North America on a variety of subjects, including a seminar on web writing and content development for the International PRSA conference. Other areas on which he has spoken or provided training include strategic messaging; crisis management; building grassroots coalitions in hostile environments; employee motivation and creativity in the workplace; use of the Internet in corporate/crisis communications and issues management; media relations; alternative presentation strategies; integrating marketing messages into editorial materials; public speaking; and employee communications, as well as a full range of topics related to writing.