People: Exelis Inc (XLS)
3 Dec 2013
Ms. Billie Ida Williamson is Independent Director of Exelis Inc. She served as Ernst & Young’s Americas Inclusiveness Officer and Senior Assurance Partner and retired at the end of 2011. She began her career at Ernst & Young in 1974 and spent the first 19 years in the audit practice, becoming one of only five female partners in 1984. She then left to become CFO of AMX Corp. in Dallas and subsequently Senior Vice President, Finance of Marriott International, Inc. in Washington, D. C. She rejoined Ernst & Young in 1998 where she became a senior client-serving partner and served some of the firm’s global accounts in aerospace, technology and other industries. She served as a member of Ernst & Young’s Americas Executive Board which functions as the Board of Directors for E&Y, dealing with strategic and operational matters. She also served on the U.S. Executive Board, responsible for partnership matters for the firm. Ms. Williamson graduated from Southern Methodist University and was granted her CPA Certificate in the State of Texas in 1976 and in the State of Maryland in 2003. She serves on the Executive Board of the Dallas Symphony Association on the Board of Trustees for the Dallas Symphony Foundation, and is a member of the Hockaday School Audit Committee and the Audit and Finance Committee of the Communities Foundation of Texas.
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