Director, USGA Museum & Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History
Robert Williams was named the director of the USGA Museum & Arnold Palmer Center for Golf History in August 2011. He is responsible for strategic oversight of the Museum and the long-term development of the facility and its collections, as well as creating and supporting exhibition, education and research programs that share the collections with the public on-site, through the Internet, mass media and at USGA championships.
In his previous position as vice president for museum project management at Zubatkin Owner Representation, LLC, Williams collaborated with the USGA on the comprehensive 2008 renovation and expansion of the Museum by leading the design, construction and exhibition teams. As vice president, he also led a group that specialized in capital projects for the design and construction of museums, performing arts centers and educational institutions. He managed projects for the firm’s clients, including American Museum of National History, The Spence School, Rubin Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.
From 1999-2002, Williams was president and founding partner for Creative Production Resources Group (CPR), a multi-discipline branded environment design and project management services company. CPR created high-profile spaces for corporate events, art auctions, corporate offices, themed retail stores, broadcast studios and theaters.
Williams graduated magna cum laude from Rollins College with a B.A. in theatrical design and has a master’s in design from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has also worked as a freelance lighting designer for theater and opera, as well as corporate theater projects around the country.