Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives for StateScoop
Jake Williams is an award-winning publisher and journalist based in Austin, Texas.
Currently, Williams is the Associate Publisher & Director of Strategic Initiatives for StateScoop, where he focuses on technology initiatives and policies in state and local governments. Williams and his team at StateScoop are recipients of the 2018 Online Publication of the Year award from the American Society of Business Press Editors. As StateScoop’s associate publisher, Williams and his team have helped grow annual traffic and revenue by more than 100 percent, year over year. During his time as a reporter, Williams covered the federal government, including the White House, Congress and several cabinet-level departments. He also focused on the emerging technology beat and tracked the integration issues surrounding unmanned aircraft systems.
Williams graduated magna cum laude from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in May 2014 with a major in journalism and a minor in political science. Williams has been published in The Huffington Post, Campaigns & Elections magazine, PoliticsPA.com and several local and regional newspapers in Pennsylvania.
Williams is also a culinary enthusiast, home cook, television fan, coffee fanatic and proud northeast Pennsylvania native.