Kathryn M. Williams

Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability at NW Natural

Ms. Williams is NW Natural’s Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability. She has management responsibilities in government affairs, environmental policy, community relations, and corporate giving. Prior to this appointment, effective in April 2019, Ms. Williams had been serving since April 2018 as NW Natural’s Government and Community Affairs Director. Before joining NW Natural, Ms. Williams had been the State Affairs Manager at the Port of Portland, where she oversaw the Port’s state government relations efforts, since November 2015 and the Business and Rail Relations Manager from January 2007 to November 2015. Prior to her employment at the Port, she was an associate at the regional public affairs consulting firm, Imeson & Carter, and spent over a decade working on issues on behalf of transportation providers, utilities, infrastructure companies and non-profit organizations. Ms. Williams currently serves on the board of Oregon Business and Industry and the non-profit Urban Gleaners. She is involved with numerous leadership and community based organizations, including Metro’s Regional Transportation Funding Task Force.


  • Vice President, Public Affairs and Sustainability

    Current role

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