Navarra R. Williams

Navarra R. Williams

Navarra R. Williams

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Show Date: January 10th, 2018

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Navarra R. Williams, MBA
President and CEO
5254 Blanco Road
San Antonio, Texas 78216
Phone: (210) 321-5621

 

With over 30 years of leadership experience, Navarra R. Williams joined SAMMinistries in August of 2007 as President and CEO. Williams and his SAMMinistries’ team have developed several new ministries including a very successful Homeless Prevention Program.

With many years of volunteer and board of director positions with several local non-profits, his service to the community compliments his business and leadership abilities giving him a well-rounded approach to the service of the homeless. In January 2016, the La Prensa Foundation recognized Mr. Williams and presented him with a Civic Leadership Award. In 2009, Williams was recognized by CPS Energy and presented an “Amazing Energy” Award in the field of Community Service. In 2015, Williams was selected as the Small Business Leader of the Year by the North San Antonio Chamber of Commerce.

Navarra has been active in all aspects of the San Antonio community. From The Carver Academy, where he worked with David Robinson to create an innovative school for underprivileged children, to his instrumental work in generating 5,000 new jobs for major corporations such as Boeing and Lockheed Martin during the Kelly Air Force Base conversion, Navarra has strived to improve the lives of the citizens of San Antonio. Navarra also chaired the campaign for the Carver Complex which raised $6 million for capital improvements to the Carver Community Cultural Center and the Little Carver Civic Center.

Prior to joining SAM Ministries, Navarra worked for 23 years as an executive in the cable television industry. During his career, Navarra led companies in the Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles, San Antonio and San Francisco markets. He was recognized industry-wide on several occasions including the National Association of Minorities in Cable’s (NAMIC) Hall of Fame (1992), CTAM Research Award (1997), and NAMIC’s Winston H. Tony Cox Executive Leadership Award (2002).

He earned a Bachelor of Science Business Administration, Magna Cum Laude from the University of Baltimore and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Indianapolis.

About the author:

I took early retirement in 1995 from Kodak and I have been in the real estate business since then. During my Kodak career my family lived in six states and we owned thirteen homes. I held positions as Food Trade Manager, Attractions Manager for Florida, Director of Sales Promotion, National Account Manager to HEB Grocery Company and National Sales Manager – US Military – Worldwide. In the twelve years since I retired from Kodak, I’ve been in the real estate business. My entry into the business was through two major agencies; one a local upscale boutique company and the other a very large local operation of a national franchise. I found both (plus most others in the business) to be more oriented towards gross sales and less towards taking care of the needs of the consumer. As a result, I formed my own company. I have three agents besides myself in the company and two staff personnel. Approximately ninety percent of our business comes from direct referrals plus we represent all of the relocating employees for three corporations. Each week I host the area real estate show, Real Estate Focus, on NewsTalk 930 KLUP, Saturdays at 11:00am. The show also streams live on my web site , http://www.HeartofTexasRealty.com and on http://www.KLUP.com. In addition, Bjorn Dybdahl, owner of Bjorn’s Home Entertainment, http://www.Bjorns.com and I host the San Antonio Movers and Shakers Show that airs at 10:00 am each Saturday from the same station and web sites. The real estate show deals with area real estate information and the SA Movers and Shakers show honors the education, business, civic, and public leaders who keep the entrepreneurial spirit alive in our city.

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