Duncan F. Williams is the President of Duncan-Williams, Inc., of Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Williams has been with the firm since 1993, has served as President since 2000, and has presided over the company’s growth into a full-service broker/dealer.
Mr. Williams has proven to be a leader in the securities’ community, serving on the FINRA District 5 Business Conduct Committee from January 1999 until December 2002 (served as Chairman of the Committee in 2002). He also served on the FINRA District 5 Nominating Committee from 2002 to 2004 (Chairman in 2003). He was a member of the Small Firms Advisory Board from 2005-2008, and is a past member of the FINRA Small Firm Impact Task Force and the NASD Small Firm Hand-Off Program Working Group. Mr. Williams was elected to the FINRA Board of Governors for a three-year term in 2007. He just completed a three-year term on the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) for FINRA that began in 2011.
He is a member of the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, a Board Member of the Memphis Economic Club, and Vice Chairman of the Greater Memphis Chamber’s Board of Directors. Mr. Williams was past Chairman of The Leadership Academy in Memphis (2009-2010) and is still a Board Member. He currently serves as an Advisory Board Member of SunTrust Bank and as an Advisory Council Member of ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Mr. Williams is a past recipient of the Memphis Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 award and has served on the Board of Presbyterian Day School since 2008. In 2013, Mr. Williams was inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs. Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Alabama in 1990 and is a member of its President’s Cabinet, Commerce Executive Society, and Board of Visitors.
Under the leadership of Mr. Williams, Duncan-Williams, Inc. continues to enjoy a reputation for integrity and growth in the investment banking community and the private wealth management sector. His guidance has also shaped the company’s community involvement in locations where DWI currently has offices.
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