Lisa Williams of Seeding Success.

Seeding Success, a Memphis-based nonprofit that works to improve outcomes for children, has selected Lisa Williams as its new communications director.

Williams will oversee Seeding Success’ public relations outreach in its work of connecting institutions, community organizations, policies and resources to prepare youth for success. 

“Williams’ deep commitment to Memphis and Shelby County, and her years of experience in communications roles at local nonprofits, make her an exceptional fit for this position,” said Mark Sturgis, executive director of Seeding Success. “Her gift for storytelling and her demonstrated investment in our community will help drive Seeding Success’ mission of supporting Memphis youth.”

Williams noted that she has dedicated her career to “supporting and amplifying the stories of transformative work being done in this community … “I look forward to the impactful work to come.”

Williams steps into the role with over a decade of nonprofit communications leadership, having spent the last four years as communications director of City Leadership, a nonprofit focused on catalyzing and supporting Memphis leaders. She has also served as marketing manager at the marketing and advertising agency Hemline, and director of marketing and public relations at Playhouse on the Square.

A theater and arts enthusiast, Williams earned her Bachelor of Arts in Theater Performance from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and her Master of Arts in Journalism from the University of Memphis.