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Cameron was one of the guests who attended the Barlows' Fresh Wolf event in support of Utah Foster Care. After the episode aired, Lisa shared on Twitter that Cameron had sadly passed away. "My [kids'] event was beyond important to our family. Cameron was on the board of Utah Foster Care. Cameron was my great friend and passed away," Lisa tweeted. "Please read about him and all of the amazing things he did in his short time on earth."
Lisa included a link in her tweet to an Instagram post from June 3 in which she shared the sad news of Cameron's passing that day. "This was taken the day before Cameron left to go home to celebrate his birthday in Chicago. I had no idea it would be the last time I saw Cameron," Lisa captioned a photo of the pair. "He loved building, helping, growing and has been an amazing brother to me. We love you Cameron."
"He is accomplished, kind, smart, creative - a leader and my friend: He is loved. He will be missed. Proud to call you my friend and brother," Lisa continued. "I will forever wear shades for you."
Lisa went on to list "things to know about Cameron and how much he impacted us all [in our] hearts, our community and this world." Some of Cameron's accomplishments that Lisa shared include that he was an athlete at the University of Oklahoma where he earned degrees in Economics and African American Studies, and he later went on to work in banking and finance at Goldman Sachs. Cameron also taught himself how to code and was the Director of Partner Solutions and the Director of Diversity at Domo at the time of his passing.
In addition to being a startup advisor to several companies, as Lisa noted, Cameron also sat on the board and later became chair of the Utah Black Chamber of Commerce, according to his online obituary, which also stated that he was 33 years old at the time of his passing. He helped lead Living Color Utah and was an advisory board member of the Young Professionals of Salt Lake City and Utah chapters of the National Association of Black Accountants and National Society of Black Engineers.
Cameron also founded EverWoke, a transportation logistics company, according to his obituary. He was recognized as one of Utah Business' "Forty Under Forty" in 2020.
Lisa also listed many other organizations that Cameron was a member and a leader of on Instagram, including serving as a board member of Utah Foster Care. The non-profit described Cameron's involvement in the organization in a post in remembrance of him on Instagram on October 31, sharing that he "had been planning to bring his expertise and Silicon Slopes [Utah's startup and tech community hub] connection to UFC’s board to recruit and support Utah foster families" prior to his passing.
Utah Foster Care further paid tribute to Cameron, which was re-posted by Lisa in her Instagram Stories. "Cameron's legacy left an impression on many of us," read the caption to the post, which featured a photo of Cameron and Lisa's husband, John, at the Fresh Wolf event. "Sending love to [Cameron] and loved ones tonight."
Following his passing, Cameron's family launched the Cameron Russell Williams Diversity Impact Scholarship in partnership with the Utah Black Chamber of Commerce to "support young Black students pursuing careers in tech and aspiring entrepreneurs," according to his obituary. Cameron's family had asked that, in lieu of flowers, to consider a contribution to the scholarship, which surpassed its goal of $25,000, raising $78,100 as of press time.
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