Diane Marra Williams joined ERCOT in August 2014 as the vice president of Human Resources.
Ms. Williams came to ERCOT with more than 25 years’ experience in human resources, primarily in the high-tech industry. She has extensive experience as a Chief Human Resources Officer, having served in that role for more than 15 years at various public companies.
Ms. Williams’ career has spanned start-ups and Fortune 500 companies. She has always focused on aligning human resources programs with overall corporate business objectives and strategies.
As Vice President of Human Resources for Silicon Laboratories, Inc. in Austin, Texas for seven years, Ms. Williams was responsible for all the company’s human resources functions worldwide. She held similar positions with Calxeda, Tektronix, RadiSys, and Sequent Computer Systems. She also held sales and marketing positions with Sequent and Compaq Computers.
She has served on the boards of directors for several nonprofits, including LifeWorks in Austin and Monika’s House and the Police Athletic League in Portland, Oregon.
Ms. Williams holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the State University of New York’s Stony Brook University and a Master of Education in Administration and Supervision from the University of Houston.