Donald W. Williams has been selected to serve as the new safety manager at the National Zoo, effective April 27. Williams comes to the Zoo with more than 15 years experience in occupational safety and health. Most recently he served as the safety program manager, Washington Headquarters Services, at the Pentagon.
Prior to his work at the Pentagon, Williams was chief of occupational safety, logistics and readiness at the Air National Guard Readiness Center at Andrews Air Force Base, where he established several occupational safety and health programs and oversaw disaster preparedness protocols. In addition, Williams served for many years in the United States Air Force in the field of health and safety, both in the United States and abroad, including deployments to Iraq, Afghanistan, the South Pole, France, Spain and Korea. During his time in the Air Force, he provided humanitarian and military support during 13 major catastrophic events.
Posted: 8 June 2009