Hunt Williams III
ORG Merit Network, Inc. Title BIO Hunt Williams is president of Merit Network, the research and education network in Michigan. From 1987 to 1995, in partnership with IBM, MCI and the Michigan Strategic Fund, Merit managed the NSFNET, America's first national IP backbone for research and education. Williams joined Merit in 2001 after working at ABC and the Gannett Center for Media Studies in New York, and at Community of Science, Inc., a Johns Hopkins spinoff company. He earned a B.A. in French and Philosophy at Yale College and a D.Phil in Medieval and Modern Languages at Oxford University.