Deborah B. Williams
“Education is the great equalizer.” – Horace Mann
“Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” – Muhammad Ali
Deborah Benberry Williams is a PNC senior vice president and market manager of community development banking for Kentucky, Southern Indiana and Southern Ohio. In this role, Deborah works with community organizations to develop programs and partnerships improving both the financial education of consumers and their access to credit and housing. She also works with organizations in support of community services for low/mod income families, affordable housing, economic development and neighborhood revitalization.
Deborah joined PNC Bank in 2001. She previously served as a director of several programs with Leadership Louisville and as an account executive with The Wenz-Neely Public Relations Company, now known as New West.
Within her community, Deborah serves on several boards, including The Community Foundation of Louisville, The Lincoln Foundation, Community Ventures, Louisville Asset Building Coalition, REBOUND, St. Benedict Center for Early Childhood Education and the Honorable Order of the Kentucky Colonels. She also serves on the finance committee for River City Housing and as an advisory committee member of Bank ON Louisville and Jewish Family and Career Services.
A native of Louisville, Deborah graduated summa cum laude from the University of Louisville with a bachelor’s degree in communication. She also graduated with honors from Spencerian Business College and Bellarmine University’s African American Leadership Institute, where she received the community service award from her class.
Deborah is married to Thomas Williams, and together, they have three children.