Malvin Ross Williams was born and raised in the city of grit and grind, Memphis, TN. Civic minded from an early age, Ross has held leadership roles in various service-oriented organizations that molded his entrepreneurial spirit. Upon leaving Memphis, Ross received a bachelor's degree from Morehouse College and recently completed the McIntire Business Institute at the University of Virginia. At Morehouse, Ross served as Chief Justice of the Student Government Association, Treasurer of Collegiate 100 of Atlanta and a member of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity. He interned in various legislative and government relations roles at Memphis City Hall, Georgia General Assembly, and Comcast. Upon graduation, he moved to Washington, DC to work on Capitol Hill with the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and later as a Public Policy Associate at Facebook.
Bit by the campaign bug, Ross relocated to Brooklyn, NY to work for Hillary for America. That historic experience not only opened his eyes to national and progressive politics, but the realm of political entrepreneurship. Thereafter he joined the private sector and worked in DC at the largest campaign finance firm on Capitol Hill and New York City for a minority- and woman-owned enterprise.
In July 2019, with four election cycles of campaign finance experience at the federal, state, and local level, he launched his own firm, M. Ross Williams & Co. The firm focuses on raising capital and building infrastructure for minority and women candidates across the country as well as progressive campaigns, non-profit and advocacy organizations. The consultancy specializes in campaign finance, specifically individual and digital fundraising — grassroots, major donor and labor. After relocating to Virginia, Ross was privileged to work with Delegate-Elect Alex Askew and take part in what became the first blue wave in a generation. Outside of work, Ross enjoys documentaries, discussing politics, history and religion, and traveling.