Regent Lavon Williams was appointed to the Carl Albert State College Board of Regents in 2011, to serve a 7 year term ending July 1, 2018. Williams and his wife Deann have made Oklahoma their home since 1981. His education includes a degree from the University of Arizona and additional education from Southwestern Oklahoma State University. Williams worked as a drilling fluids engineer before entering banking in 1984. In 1993 he embarked on a career as a licensed Financial Advisor, first working for Stifel Nicolaus in Poteau, then in 1997 establishing his own financial services company. Through his company, Asset & Investment Advisors, Inc., Williams now serves clients in seven states and supervises three other financial advisors. He has been a member of the Poteau Rotary Club for 17 years, serving as its president for one term and receiving the distinguished Paul Harris Award. At the request of the mayor, Lavon has served on the City of Poteau Planning Commission for the past 12 years. He is also a board member of the LeFlore County Development Authority and the LeFlore County Child Advocacy Center. He is a member of the Poteau Chamber of Commerce and has served on its Board of Directors for two terms, and maintains a membership in the Main Street program. Lavon is a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and has held many leadership positions there. He enjoys spending his free time working on the family’s U-pick blueberry farm, fly-fishing, and hunting.