George A. “Abie” Williams, Jr., a local Radford financial adviser with Stifel, was elected as Chairman of the Radford University Foundation Athletic Board on October 13, 2014. Williams, a long time supporter of the Radford community and the university, will continue to assist the efforts of the administration and athletic department to strengthen all athletic programs at the 9,000 student school. Williams chairs the 14 member board, which includes Radford University President Penelope Kyle and Radford Athletic Director, Robert Lineburg. Going forward, the athletic board will remain focused on funding scholarships and improving all athletic facilities at Radford University. In addition, the foundation athletic board will seek to generate excitement in the school’s RAC (Radford Athletic Club), a fan based organization that follows and enthusiastically supports Radford athletics.
Williams, a 1976 graduate of Virginia Tech is married to Debbie Robertshaw Williams (RU’82). They are the parents of three sons, Abram (RU’12), Alden (RU ’11), and Harrison, a member of the class of 2015 at VMI in Lexington.