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Juan Williams

Human Resources

Juan Williams was appointed Commissioner of the Department of Human Resources by Governor Bill Lee.  Prior to this appointment, he spent fourteen years at Duke Energy’s Piedmont Natural Gas Division in management positions in Human Resources, Utility Operations, and Change Readiness.

During his tenure at Duke Energy Nashville Resource Center, Juan advised managers, supervisors and employees on matters including operations and workplace culture. Previously, Juan served as the Director of Change Readiness with focuses on business process, systems and technology, talent management and restructuring. He also led the Human Resources department with oversight over Employee Relations, Labor Relations, Talent Acquisition and Business Support functions.  In addition to 20 years of human resources and 13 years of operations experience, Juan is an active member of the community and serves on the PENCIL Foundation Alumni Board of Directors, Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence Board of Directors, and the National Association of State Personnel Executives, Vice-President.

Juan is a results-oriented energetic leader with a focus on excellence in communication and continuous learning.

Juan received a bachelor’s degree in business from North Carolina Wesleyan College and MBA from Queens University in Charlotte, NC.