Charles A. "Sandy" Williamson, CapTech's co-founder and chairman, will be inducted into the Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame in May of next year along with local leaders, W. Baxter Perkinson Jr. and Eugene P. Trani.
For the past 30 years, Junior Achievement of Central Virginia has sponsored the annual Greater Richmond Business Hall of Fame. To be considered, nominees must demonstrate business excellence, courageous thinking and actions, vision and innovation, inspiring leadership, and community mindedness. In addition, nominees must serve as role models for those who follow.
Williamson, along with Slaughter Fitz-Hugh, co-founded CapTech in 1997 and served as its president for 18 years. The company has earned a place on Inc. magazine's annual list of the 5,000 fastest-growing U.S. companies for 12 years. CapTech employs over 1000 consultants at 10 offices across the company.
He has served as a board member on the Richmond Technology Council (rvatech), the Regional Advisory Board of the NASA Langley/VCU FIRST Robotics Competition, and the Center for Innovative Technology. Additionally, he served on the VCU School of Engineering Board of Trustees from 2007 to 2015. Currently, Williamson serves on the board of directors for rvatech and the board of directors for the UNC Chapel Hill's Economics Entrepreneurship program, where he guest lectures and assists in improving curriculum and internships.
In addition to volunteering his time and expertise, Sandy is a philanthropic supporter of the Peter Paul Development Center, the United Way, Little Sisters of the Poor, and UNC Chapel Hill's Economics Entrepreneurship program. He is also a supporter of 1717 Innovation Center, which gives entrepreneurs the business acumen and growth trajectory to scale their start-ups.
Sandy joins 108 other business leaders who have been inducted into the prestigious program since it was established in 1988.
The ceremony and banquet will be held at The Jefferson Hotel on May 16, 2019.