Rufus Williams is President & Chief Executive Officer of BBF Family Services, formerly known as the Better Boys Foundation (BBF). He is an active community leader who works to secure opportunities and advancement for children and families. Under his leadership, BBF has undertaken a rebranding initiative that includes greater engagement in youth mentoring, reentry services, adult programming, health equity, education and employment assistance, and community engagement.
Williams has served as President of the Chicago Board of Education, Children First Fund, Fund for Inner City Athletic Equipment, Whitney Young Magnet School Local School Council, Treasurer of the Francis W. Parker School, Vice Chairman and Treasurer of Providence St Mel School, and President of BBF’s Board of Directors. Williams is a highly sought-after speaker on education and civic issues. He hosts and co-hosts issues-oriented talk shows on WVON radio.
With a degree from Southern University, Williams began his career at Arthur Andersen & Co., became a Certified Public Accountant, Corporate Audit Manager at Baxter Healthcare Corporation, Chief Financial Officer and Controller at HARPO, Inc and President & CEO of Olympus, LLC, a business and sports management company before his current role.
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