Maggie Williams was appointed director of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is a partner in Griffin Williams Critical Point Management, a consulting firm.
Williams is the former assistant to the President and chief of staff for First Lady Hillary Clinton and later was chief of staff at the Clinton Foundation. She also has served as director of communications for the Children’s Defense Fund and media relations manager for the Center on Budget and Policy.
Williams is a graduate of Trinity College in Washington, D.C., where she majored in political science. She earned a master’s degree in communication philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.