Ed Williamson, Chairman and CEO - Williamson Automotive
Ed Williamson, Chairman and CEO of Williamson Cadillac Company was named a 2009 South Florida Power Players by Business Leader Magazine. Learn more about Ed Williamson's background, professional achievements and community involvement.
For more than 40 years Ed Williamson has been building a legacy as one of Miami’s most distinguished automobile dealers. In December of 1967, his father founded George Williamson Cadillac Company in Miami, and Ed joined him in the family business as a new car salesman. Five years later, Ed became President of the company, and in December of 1976, he and his brother Tom purchased the dealership from their father and renamed it Williamson Cadillac Company. Today Williamson is an award-winning dealership, earning GM Dealer of the Year numerous times, and the Cadillac Master Dealer Award for more than 30 years. He is also a partner in Vera Cadillac Buick GMC of Pembroke Pines. Williamson is also an active member of the civic and charitable community, serving such organizations as the Orange Bowl Committee, The University of Miami and the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce.
Carol Williamson, Treasurer - Williamson Automotive
Carol Williamson is a mother, wife, entrepreneur and community activist, and there is hardly a corner of life in Miami that hasn't been touched by her good will and generosity. Williamson is passionate and committed to making life better for everyone around her, including her employees. "We're a family here." she says. "and we touch each other's lives like family should." For that attitude she has been described as "a friend to the universe," "one in a million" and "the driving force behind the success" of Williamson Cadillac. Away from the dealership, she also finds time to support the myriad of issues dear to her heart, embracing social change through charities such as People for the American Way, Save Dade, yes Institute and the United Way. She sits on the board of trustees for Valparaiso University and Florida House, is a member of the Baptist Health Systems Women's Advisory Board and in 2006 received the Valor Award from the American Diabetes Association. She is also a recipient of the prestigious "Women of Impact Award" for which she received in March of 2013. "Acceptance for all people is important to me," Williamson says of her philanthropic spirit. "God doesn't make mistakes, he makes people."