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G. Ed Williamson II BSAE

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G. Ed Williamson II

Visiting Committee Chair and UM Board of Trustee Member, CEO, Williamson Cadillac-Buick-GMC
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Ed Williamson is the president of Williamson Cadillac-Buick-GMC, currently ranked as the No. 1 Cadillac retailer in the Southeast, and No. 4 in the entire nation. Williamson is a past president of the South Florida Auto-Truck Dealers Association, as well as past director of the Florida Auto Dealers Association, past chapter chairman and international VP of the Young Presidents’ Organization, member and past chair of the Cadillac National Dealer Council, and past member of the General Motors National Dealer Council. His civic involvement in South Florida includes service as president of the Orange Bowl Committee, trustee and governor of the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce, executive committee member of the Beacon Council, trustee of the Dade Foundation, campaign cabinet member of the United Way of Dade County, chairman of the volunteer builders unit of We Will Rebuild, co-chair of the Non-Group, president of the Rotary Club of South Miami, president of Business, Inc. of Miami, president of The Two Hundred Club of Greater Miami, and member of the Miami Business Forum. Williamson has also served on numerous professional boards, including those of Northern Trust Bank of Florida, American Bankers Insurance Group, AvMed Health Plan and South Miami Hospital.

Williamson is a senior member of the University of Miami Board of Trustees and a longtime member of the College of Engineering’s Advisory Council (formerly called Visiting Committee). He is also a member of Iron Arrow, the highest honor attained at the University of Miami.

He received a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering degree from Auburn University in 1967, and is a graduate of the General Motors Institute of Dealership Management. His son, Trae, is currently a PhD candidate and adjunct professor in management at UM.

Williamson is a member of the George E. Merrick Society, which honors those whose commitments to the University have reached $1 million and above.