Neil Williamson serves as President and Executive Director of The Free Enterprise Forum, a privately funded public policy organization in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Free Enterprise Forum is dedicated to fostering communication on a variety of growth, land, and resource management and economic development issues.
As managing editor of The Free Enterprise Forum blog and Forum Watch, the Free Enterprise Forum’s monthly e-mail publication, Williamson regularly challenges local governments, businesses and citizens to expand their vision and consider the unintended consequences of their actions.
Often quoted as a voice in favor of economic freedom, Williamson has been a guest lecturer at The University of Virginia and serves as adjunct faculty to Piedmont Virginia Community College. He is a regular voice on several local radio programs commenting on local growth and development issues. Williamson’s work has been featured in The Blue Ridge Home Builder, The Daily Progress, C-ville, Chamber Comments, The Real Estate Weekly, The Old Town Crier, The Virginia Wine Gazette, The Virginia Wine Journal and several other publications.
Williamson has a degree in Communications from Radford University and has completed additional graduate study at the University of California at Davis.