He graduated from Rickards High School in 1993 and earned his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees in Business Administration from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU).
Alan is the President & CEO of MW Land & Investments, LLC, a property management and business development firm, founded in 2006.
In November 2008, Williams was elected to the Florida House of Representatives by the voters of District 8, encompassing parts of Leon and Gadsden Counties. Representative Williams currently serves on the Appropriations Committee, Choice and Innovation Subcommittee, Education Committee, Energy and Utilities Subcommittee, Economic Affairs (Democratic Ranking Member),Ethics and Elections, and the Joint Legislative Budget Commission.
Representative Williams served as the House Democratic Whip (2012-2014), the Florida Green School Caucus and Florida Prosperity Caucus Chairman, the Former Chairman of the Florida Legislative Black Caucus and Executive Board Member of the National Conference of Black State Legislators.
In the years immediately before his election, Alan was an Aide to Tallahassee Mayor John Marks, serving as liaison between the community and the Office of the Mayor. He advised the Mayor on appointments to all city advisory boards and represented the Mayor’s interests as a board member for the Tallahassee Visitors and Area Convention Bureau and the NASA Challenger Learning Center Board of Advisors.
Living by the motto, “To whom much is given, much is required,” Alan offers his time to several community charities and organizations. He also serves in numerous civic capacities such as, Leadership Tallahassee, the Council on the Social Status of Black Men and Boys, Opportunity Tallahassee, Leadership Florida, area Chambers of Commerce, United Way of the Big Bend Board of Directors, Guardian Ad Litem, Second Harvest and the United States Commission on Civil Right Advisory Committee.
For his service he has been named Kappa Alpha Psi Brother of the Year, Past Polemarch, founded FAMU Campus Venom Shuttle Service, Rattler Pride Award, Florida A&M University, President Award, Florida Association of Counties Champion, NCBSL Legislator of the Year (2014), Small Counties Legislator of the Year, Northwest Florida League of Cities Legislator of the Year (2011), Florida Dental Association Leadership of the Year, Leadership Tallahassee Board of Governors Chair (2008), Statewide Council of Advisors for Leadership Florida (2007), Ebony Magazine’s “Twenty Future Leaders under 30” (2003) and numerous others.
Alan is married to Attorney Opal McKinney-Williams. They have been blessed with two children, Adrianna Williams and Alan-Louis Portlock Williams.