PPL President receives Outstanding Achievement Award
PPL President & CEO, Paul Williams, has received the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award – one of the University’s highest honors.
“While being honored as an ‘outstanding leader, a dedicated public servant, and a dynamic force for good,’ Humphrey School of Public Affairs alumnus Paul Williams displayed his trademark humility, describing himself as a ‘worker bee.’
‘I show up. I believe in the power of being there and doing the work,’ he said, while also crediting his family for instilling in him a deep commitment to public service.
In accepting the award, he also gave credit to the many mentors and sponsors he has had over the years who have ‘opened doors, invited me in, supported me and challenged me.’
Williams (MPA ’90), who has distinguished himself through a lifetime of public service, received the University of Minnesota’s Outstanding Achievement Award—one of the University’s highest honors—at a February 2 recognition breakfast at the Humphrey School.”