ATLANTA, February 5, 2018 - NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR), a global leader in omni-channel solutions, announced today that Sophia Weatherby Williams, NCR’s global vice president and general manager of the Telecom & Technology, will join the Board of Advisors of Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business.
Robinson’s Board of Advisors is comprised of regional, national, or international business leaders who are devoted to creating opportunities for creative, talented, and ambitious business students; demonstrating business excellence and free market principles; and creating the business school of the future.
Williams is an alumna of Robinson and for over 20 years has led technology and services businesses for some of the best brand names in the industry – including NCR, Bell Labs Lucent Technologies, Avaya and AT&T. Her diverse experience across sales, marketing, product development, services, and general management roles has enabled her to successfully lead businesses as well as execute highly successful business transformations. She is also well known for a relentless focus on the customer experience and delivering the highest levels of customer loyalty results.
As a recognized leader within the technology services industry, as well as at NCR, Williams is an expert at building high performance teams, driving high employee engagement and being a role model to women who aspire to succeed in senior leadership positions in the technology sector.
“We are excited to welcome Sophia, a distinguished alumna to the Board of Advisors,” said Robinson College Dean Richard D. Philips. “Sophia has had an extraordinary career in business and is passionate about helping the Robinson College continue to meet our goals to nurture future leaders by championing approaches that allow our students to grow and thrive in today’s and tomorrow’s business world. The participation of industry leaders like Sophia help us realize our vision that ‘No one gets closer to business than Robinson.’”
As part of the Board of Advisors, Williams will support the growth of Robinson as well as champion and inspire faculty and students to achieve success throughout their careers. She also looks forward to supporting networking and development opportunities that promote Georgia State students, academics and business innovation at local companies including NCR.
“Innovation, differentiation, speed, agility, and a high-performing culture are the core principles that drive my business’ success, and I am excited to join the Board of Advisors and my alma mater to share best practices with the students at Georgia State,” said Williams. “I believe that to drive success, you have to have a strong commitment to the company, your customers and your employees -- and that passion is contagious. I also believe in recognizing high performers, which ensures that we attract the industry’s top talent to be a part of our team. I am honored to be named to the Robinson College Board of Advisors and support the mission that it is the premier business school for Atlanta and one of the finest in the world.”
NCR has a commitment to hiring top talent from Georgia and has provided multiple scholarships and internships to Georgia State students through its NCR Scholar program. NCR believes that a strong public/private partnership is critical for the future of technology innovation, growth and developing the future.
About NCR Corporation
NCR Corporation (NYSE: NCR) is a leader in omni-channel solutions, turning everyday interactions with businesses into exceptional experiences. With its software, hardware, and portfolio of services, NCR enables nearly 700 million transactions daily across financial, retail, hospitality, travel, telecom and technology industries. NCR solutions run the everyday transactions that make your life easier. NCR is headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with about 30,000 employees and does business in 180 countries. NCR is a trademark of NCR Corporation in the United States and other countries. NCR encourages investors to visit its website which is updated regularly with financial and other important information about NCR.
About the Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University’s J. Mack Robinson College of Business is a community of students, educators and professionals who specialize in discovering insights that drive smarter business decisions. Our programs push students beyond the classroom and offer experiences that bridge the gap between business education and the business world. Our internationally recognized faculty are not only experts in their fields but also prolific authors, distinguished researchers and award-winning leaders.