Tonya J. Williams

Junior Associate

Tonya serves as a junior associate at The Caraway Group, supporting the president and chief of staff. In this position, Tonya also handles media outreach for the Annie E. Casey Foundation, is a part of Caraway's new business cultivation team and works on Caraway strategic marketing.

Before joining Caraway, Tonya was the account services coordinator at The Carter Malone Group (CMG), a full-service public relations and marketing firm in Memphis, Tennessee. There she was responsible for client Web site management as well as assisting the president and account specialists. While at CMG, Tonya worked closely with a number of clients including: AT&T Tennessee, Saint Francis Hospital, altYouth and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She was also the marketing assistant for Memphis in May International Festival, Inc, a nonprofit organization that honors a different country annually. This month-long festival strengthens foreign relations and makes a significant impact on the Memphis economy. As marketing assistant, Tonya publicized the festival's award-winning educational programs and handled media relations activities for local, national and international media.

Tonya earned a BA in journalism with a concentration in public relations and a minor in English from The University of Memphis. While there she spent time as an intern at Trust Marketing and McNeely, Pigott and Fox Public Relations. Tonya is an active member of the National Urban League Young Professionals Network of Northern Virginia.