Frank L. Williams, President / Founder
Frank Williams is a native of the Northwest community, located just west of Leland in northern Brunswick County, N.C. After graduating from North Brunswick High School in 1988, he earned a degree from North Carolina State University’s Department of Communication in 1993.
Frank formed Pioneer Strategies in August 2001. Since that time, the firm has served more than 110 clients throughout North Carolina. Pioneer Strategies’ work has been recognized by both the MarCom Creative Awards and the Sir Walter Raleigh Awards for Excellence in Communication. In addition, Frank received the N.C. State University Communication Alumni Circle’s Outstanding Alumni Achievement Award in 2006. That same year, he was named one of the Triangle Business Journal’s “40 Under 40″ Leadership Hall of Fame Winners.
Frank is a member of the N.C. Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and an affiliate member of Association Executives of North Carolina (AENC). He also serves on the North Carolina State Leadership Council for the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB).
Frank has been a featured speaker for a variety of organizations. He has addressed gatherings of the Brunswick County Chamber of Commerce, North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce, the Brunswick Community College Small Business Center, the Leland Business Association, the Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce, the Morrisville Chamber of Commerce, the Wake Forest Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Raleigh Merchants Association, the N.C. State University chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA), the John William Pope Civitas Institute’s Academy of Practical Politics, Heritage Action for America’s activist skills clinics and numerous other civic and political organizations.
Frank is actively involved in civic and business affairs and local and state politics. He is a past president of the Leland Area Rotary Club and served on the boards of directors of the North Brunswick Chamber of Commerce and Communities in Schools of Brunswick County. He has also served on the Brunswick Community College Small Business Center Advisory Committee. Frank served as chairman of the N.C. 7th Congressional District Republican Party from mid-2009 until early 2012, serves on the Brunswick County Republican Party executive committee and has served on the N.C. Republican Party’s central and executive committees. He was elected as an alternate delegate to the 2000 Republican National Convention in Philadelphia.
Frank is a member of Northside Baptist Church. In his free time he enjoys politics, fishing, the beach and ACC football and basketball.