Chris Williams has resigned as CEO of SMILE.

This comes after allegations of harassment and a hostile work environment surfaced last week. Our news partners at KATC also reported Williams was on leave; he cited it being a family medical leave. As this news broke, it was also reported that Williams became the subject of a special board meeting.

SMILE Community Action Agency helps serve the communities of St. Martin, Iberia and Lafayette Parishes. (The acronym SMILE includes St. Martin, Iberia and Lafayette Parishes within the name.) Programs within the agency include General Transportation, Emergency Assistance Programs, Local Government Support Programs, and more.