COO – NFL Network
After joining the NFL as Chief Financial Officer in 2003, Kim Williams was named Chief Operating Officer of NFL Network by NFL Executive Vice President of Media Steve Bornstein in April 2006.
Williams is responsible for the day-to-day management of the network, including advertising and affiliate sales, programming and production, marketing and promotion, network operations and administration, plus oversight of all financial controls and revenue.
With the NFL’s January 2006 decision to award the Thursday night primetime NFL game package to NFL Network, Williams plays a critical role in ensuring its success. In addition, Williams played an integral role in the launch of the NFL Network-produced NFL RedZone channel in the fall of 2009, which earned a Sports Emmy nomination in the Outstanding New Approaches Sports Event Coverage category in its debut season.
Prior to her current position, Williams served as Senior Vice President, Finance for the NFL, helping in the initial launch of NFL Network and responsible for the League’s overall financial activities including financial reporting and analysis, financial routines and controls, and long-range strategic planning.
Preceding her time at the NFL, Williams served as Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer for NBC West Coast, where she reported to then NBC Entertainment President Jeff Zucker. In that role, Williams worked at NBC’s Burbank, Calif., offices and was responsible for all financial aspects of NBC West Coast operations, including NBC’s Entertainment, Studios & Enterprises divisions.
Williams also worked in New York as the Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for NBC Business Development. In this capacity, Williams oversaw activities including acquisition/divestiture analyses, investment portfolio management, and derivative/hedging strategies.
In all, Williams spent more than a decade with General Electric (GE) owned companies, including stays at Nuovo Pignone (GE Power Systems) in Florence, Italy, and GE International, Power Controls and GE Capital in London, England.
Williams also serves as a member of the Global Advisory Board for the WTA as well as a board member of the Animal Cancer Foundation, a not-for-profit organization committed to the supporting research that advances the prevention and treatment of cancer for people and pets.
Williams holds a BA degree from Connecticut College in Japanese and Asian Studies. She also has a Masters degree in international business administration from the American Graduate School of International Management (“Thunderbird”).