THE PRIVILEGE OF BEING ABLE TO HAVE DREAMS, IDEAS AND GOALS COME TO FRUITION, IS THE CORE OF WHAT WE ARE ABLE TO EXPERIENCE BECAUSE OF THE FREEDOMS THAT ARE OURS IN AMERICA.

- Denise Burnett Stewart

SMALL BUSINESS DRIVES THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. IT THRIVES AND SURVIVES NO MATTER WHAT MAY BE GOING ON IN THE MAIN ECONOMY.

- Dick Gadomski

UNLESS WE PROMOTE ENTREPRENEURSHIP, WE WILL NOT HAVE AN EXCITING BUSINESS ATMOSPHERE IN OUR COUNTRY.

- Allen B. Morgan, Jr.

DUNCAN F. WILLIAMS

DUNCAN-WILLIAMS, INC.
PRESIDENT
Board of Director

DUNCAN F. WILLIAMS is the President of Duncan-Williams, Inc. of Memphis, Tennessee. Mr. Williams has been with the firm since 1993 and has served as President since 2000. Duncan-Williams, Inc. is a full-service broker-dealer, employing approximately 100 employees, with branches in Boulder, Charlotte, New York, Tampa, and Jackson, MS. Since its founding in 1969 as a municipal bond dealer, the Company has expanded to include sales, finance, and underwriting of all fixed-income securities to the general public and financial institutions.

Mr. Williams served on the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Board of Governors for a three-year term from 2008 to 2010 and is currently serving on FINRA’s Statutory Disqualification Committee. He has also served on the National Adjudicatory Council (NAC) for FINRA and is a past member of the FINRA Small Firm Advisory Board and the NASD Small Firms Impact Task Force. He served on the NASD District Nominating Committee, the NASD District Business Conduct Committee and was the committee’s Chairman in 2002.

Mr. Williams serves as the Chairman of the Board for Duncan Williams Asset Management, LLC. DWAM was spun out of Duncan-Williams, Inc. in early 2015 to meet the investment needs of individuals, company retirement plans, and nonprofit groups.

Mr. Williams is a member of the Board of Directors Executive Committee of the Greater Memphis Chamber of Commerce and previously served as Co-chair of its Chairman Circle. He is currently serving on the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau Board, is a past Chairman of The Leadership Academy (New Memphis Institute) in Memphis and still sits on their Board. Mr. Williams serves as an Advisory Board Member of SunTrust Bank and as a member of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Professional Advisory Board. Mr. Williams is a past Board member of Presbyterian Day School, a former Board Member of the Memphis Economic Club and previously served on the Capital Campaign Committee of Shelby Farms.

In 2012, he was named “CEO of the Year” by MBQ, was selected as “Communicator of the Year” by the Memphis Public Relations Society of America, and became one of the local owners of the Memphis Grizzlies NBA team. In 2013, he was inducted into the Society of Entrepreneurs. Mr. Williams attended Briarcrest Christian School and was inducted into the Alumni Hall of Fame in 2017.

Mr. Williams graduated from the University of Alabama in 1990 and is a member of the President’s Cabinet, the Commerce Executive Society, and the Board of Visitors.

Duncan is married to Abigail (Abbie) Ware Williams and is the father of three children.

Description of Business:

Duncan-Williams, Inc. is a family and employee owned firm headquartered in Memphis, TN. We are a nationally recognized, full-service financial services provider serving clients in all 50 states with offices in Houston, TX; Charlotte, NC; Jackson, MS; Chicago, IL; Cuero, TX; Nashville, TN; New York, NY; Atlanta, GA; Gainesville, FL; Akron, OH; Dallas, TX; Brewton, AL; Richmond, VA and Birmingham, AL.

With a capitalization of approximately $30 million, Duncan-Williams, Inc. now ranks among the nation’s largest ‘female-owned’ private investment firms. The Women’s Business Enterprise National Council certifies Duncan-Williams, Inc. as a s Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE).

Over the last 40 years, Duncan-Williams, Inc.’s growth has allowed the firm to move beyond the Southeast and has helped establish the company as a major player on the national investment services scene.

By keeping a client focus, we have managed to expand our footprint while still offering each client dedicated account coverage in tune to the their unique needs through our Debt Capital Markets and Corporate/Public Finance platforms.

Year Business Founded:

1969

Thoughts on Entrepreneurship:

“An entrepreneur has the ability to listen, question, get advice and help with subjects in which they are interested. An entrepreneur then takes that advice and creates opportunity. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone. It is for the person who won’t take no for an answer; is confident, stubborn and not afraid of failing. Most importantly it is for a person who truly BELIEVES they can make a difference. Entrepreneurs help shape our country. We can’t rely on government; the private sector must make a difference in our society!”

For More Information: http://www.duncanwilliams.com