danielle top 50Danielle Williams, Manager of Finance and Administration and Coordinator of Data, Finance, & Human Resources at MEC was recently named as one of Mississippi's Top 50 Under 40 by the Mississippi Business Journal.

Williams began as an executive assistant at MEC in 2014, working her way from that position into her current role. Williams is now responsible for financial processes and invoicing for MEC’s multi-million dollar operating budget, and manages a membership database of over 10,000 business and community leaders from across the state.

Williams holds a bachelor’s degree in business management and an associate’s degree from Belhaven University, and is currently pursing a master's degree in leadership with a concentration in human resources. She is in her second year of the four-year Institute for Organization Management, an intensive nonprofit leadership training program conducted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and held at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga.

She serves as membership committee co-chair for the Capitol Area Human Resources Association (CAHRA), and is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Williams is a member of the Junior League of Jackson and is a regular volunteer at the Salvation Army in Jackson. Prior to joining MEC, Williams worked for over two years in the financial and retail management realms through employment with Saks Fifth Avenue and ADP.

Williams and her husband Cortné live in Brandon with their children, Cortné II and Chloé. They are active members at Word of Life Church.