Special Advisor to the Chairwoman, Deputy Managing Director
Federal Communications Commission
Sanford Williams is a lecturer of law at University of California, Los Angeles Law School, and both a special advisor to Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel and a deputy managing director at the Federal Communications Commission. He was a member of the Manassas City, Virginia school board from 2010 –2021, and served as chair from 2018–2021—the first African American chairman of the Manassas City school board. He is also a member of the board of directors of Kids in the Spotlight, a Los Angeles County–based organization that helps foster youth heal and grow from trauma through storytelling and filmmaking; the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Education Foundation; the UVA Club of Los Angeles; a member of the executive committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association; and a member of the Langston Bar Association. He earned his bachelor’s degree in operations research & industrial engineering and an MBA from the Johnson School of Management. He earned a JD from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he was a member of the Virginia Law Review.