Antonia Yuille-Williams Board Member
Antonia (Toni) Yuille Williams is the director of Regional and Community Affairs, Corporate Affairs for Con Edison Company of New York, Inc. In this capacity she develops the strategic direction for the Brooklyn Regional and Community Affairs department, of one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies. Her responsibilities include government relations, corporate community relations, strategic giving, media relations, employee communications, volunteerism, and special events.
Toni is the creator, on air personality and executive producer of Brooklyn Savvy, a Talk Show which airs three times a week on NYClife channel 25. NYC Media is the official TV, radio and online network of New York City informing, educating and entertaining New Yorkers about the City’s diverse people, and neighborhoods, government, services, attractions and activities. Brooklyn Savvy is an award-winning television show which explores topical and social justice issues related to women and people of color living in an urban environment. She has created a library of content of over 250 episodes, and has a very active social media presence. The show is currently on Amazon Prime and is available for viewing. As a result of this work, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Commission of Women’s Issues honored Toni at their Annual Women’s History Month Program for her part in shaping the dialogue around women’s issues. Her videos were screened in NYC taxicab fleets. Toni also received a Telly Award for excellence in community programming for her work on The Brooklyn Reporter Roundtable. Toni has also launched a new podcast called Art Movez which explores the intersection of Art and Social Justice and Art and Technology.
Toni is involved in many community activities. Currently, she is the Chair of the Brooklyn Arts Council, and the Chair of the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies (FWPA). She is also on the boards of the Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation, Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce, Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, BRIC Art Media Brooklyn, and the New York City Technical College Foundation Board. She is also the former First Vice President of The Brooklyn Links, Inc. Brooklyn Chapter, and Former First Vice President of Jack and Jill of America, Brooklyn Chapter. She was also appointed to the Mayor’s Panel on the Role of Brooklyn in the 19th Century Abolitionist Movement. Toni has also served in an academic staff position at the University of California at Berkeley. She was an Adjunct Professor at St. Francis College. Toni is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Art. Toni graduated Summa Cum Laude from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst and completed a graduate degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.