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Dawanna Williams

Term expires February 15, 2025.

term expires February 15, 2025.  Ms. Williams is the managing principal and founder of Dabar Development Partners, a real estate development and investment firm. Prior to founding Dabar in 2003, Ms. Williams worked as a commercial real estate lawyer, spending most of her career at Sidley Austin LLP.   She has over 20 years of experience in the real estate industry and as an active supporter of the arts.  Ms. Williams serves as Chairperson of the Board of Directors of the New York Real Estate Chamber.  Ms. Williams has previously served as a member of the Museum of Modern Art Friends of Education Committee, the Board of Directors of the Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Art and the Acquisition Committee of the Studio Museum in Harlem.  She holds an A.B. from Smith College, an M.P.A. from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government and a J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law.