President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA)
May 19, 2021
Michael Williamson
President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA)

Michael Williamson is responsible for leading philanthropic and impact efforts as President and Chief Executive Officer of United Way of Southeast Louisiana (UWSELA), building stronger, more equitable communities in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, and Washington parishes. For his work, Biz New Orleans recognized Williamson as one of 2020’s Executives of the Year.

Before taking over as CEO in 2013, he joined UWSELA as COO in 2009 from his position as Vice President of Field Leadership at United Way of America (UWA), where he provided overall management of UWA’s $28 million Hurricane Response and Recovery Fund developed in Hurricane Katrina’s wake.

Williamson is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and has over 30 years of executive-level nonprofit management experience, 27 of those years served in the United Way system.