Please Welcome DSAGSL’s New Social Enterprise Manger, Don Williams!

Don joined the DSAGSL team in late January. He brings 30 years of retail and business development experience to DSAGSL’s growing Pop Up Snack Shop Employment Program. 

Prior to joining the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis, Don was involved with one of DSAGSL’s other programs, Rock 21. Don worked with one of DSAGSL’s Rock 21 partners, Mozingo Music.  It’s there that he met self-advocate, Scott Williams.  

Scott was an intern at DSAGSL and an employee of the Pop Up Snack Shop.  Scott’s dream job was to work in a music store, so DSAGSL introduced him to the wonderful people at Mozingo Music, and Scott’s dream came true!  Having gotten to know Scott well and having the position open up at DSAGSL, Don was sure this was the right fit for him.

Don is eager and excited to support the continued growth and success of the Pop Up Snack Shop, as well as other areas of the DSAGSL Employment Initiative.

A native of Rockford, Illinois, Don now resides in O’Fallon, Missouri with his wife, Jill. He has 3 sons: Brady (27) who lives in Kansas City, Bryan (25) who lives in Chicago, and Bennett (20) who is attending William Jewel College, majoring in Nonprofit Leader and Business Administration. Don enjoys sports and playing music in his acoustic band.