Since 1999, Sanford has worked as an attorney and in various other roles at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Sanford is currently the Director for the FCC’s Office of Communications Business Opportunities. Sanford has also worked as an attorney for Womble, Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, and taught at Augusta State University in Augusta, Georgia. Sanford is a member of the Virginia Bar and the Georgia Bar.
Sanford was elected to the Manassas City, Virginia School Board in 2010 and has served as a member for ten years, and the Chair since 2018. Mr. Williams is the first African-American Chairman of the Manassas City School Board. Mr. Williams serves on numerous Boards and Committees including the Keitt Institute in Atlanta, the University of Virginia Physicians Group, the One Love Foundation, and the University of Virginia Parents Committee.