Johnny Williams Jr.
Legal Counsel & Governance
Johnny Williams Jr. , has more than 15 years of marketing and management experience, specializing in the implementation and management of integrated marketing programs and ProMotions. Williams’ extensive industry experience began with positions with the Don Shula Foundation, the Super Bowl XXIX Host Committee and The PGA Tour. He leverages his knowledge and understanding of the sports & entertainment industry to strategically align athletes and performers with corporate America to enhance their marketing investments, and develops strategic integrated marketing programs that assist companies in accomplishing their stated marketing objectives.
Williams has proven successful in managing comprehensive complex projects for Pro Series, Inc (PSI), a special event marketing firm in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., where he structured major contracts that delivered multi-million dollar ROI for PSI’s corporate partners. He has cultivated his skills by teaming local intergovernmental agencies and corporate sponsors and aligning their objectives into cohesive synergistic integrated marketing campaigns. He was an asset to Pro Series’ organizational structure, managing the team that produced the annual McDonald’s® Air & Sea Show® and Fleet Week USA®, presented by McDonald’s for more than a decade. He is seasoned in the areas of marketing & endorsement, corporate special event operations, sponsorship research and solicitation, and contracting.
Williams has been recognized in Success South Florida Magazine as being one South Florida’s most successful African American businessmen under 40 and in the inaugural edition of Who’s Who in Black South Florida. Williams is a former adjunct professor at St. Thomas University where he taught Legal Aspects of Sports Administration. He has given back to the community through his work as a Guardian Ad Litem, mentoring students and sits on the Executive Board of the Winterfest Boat Parade, SOS Children’s Foundation and the Twan Russell Life Skills and Reading Foundation. Williams also serves as General Counsel for the OJ McDuffie Catch 81 Foundation.