Rick Torseth

Tony Williams


As one of CLA’s advisors, Tony brings a wealth of knowledge of the public sector. He specializes in executive counsel and strategic advising for elected officials, CEOs, and top managers, known for his adeptness in diagnosing, resolving, and communicating sensitive internal and public issues.

With a background encompassing a 15-year tenure on Capitol Hill, including roles managing political campaigns, serving as a press secretary, and Chief of Staff to U.S. Senator Slade Gorton, Tony witnessed firsthand the impact of public policy on the economy, environment, and regional lifestyle. Motivated by his experiences, he co-founded W2A, an issue management firm with locations in the Pacific Northwest and Washington D.C.