Diane Williams

Director of Grants Management

Diane Williams has been with the Tennessee Arts Commission since 2003. In her role, she oversees grant contracts from start to finish and works with grantees to ensure that proper filing and budgetary protocols are being followed. She also conducts pre-audits of grant payment requests and maintains a detailed record of all submitted and approved grants.

In addition to her work with the Commission, Diane is a longtime member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for which she served previously as president, treasurer, and financial secretary. She is also a board member and former treasurer of the Fortitude Foundation. Prior to her current position, Diane worked in the banking industry for 28 years, starting her career at First American Bank. She received her B.S. from Tennessee State University.