Christopher J. Williams and the Tuck School of Business
Upon the resignation of William F. Achtmeyer, Christopher J. Williams is
returning to the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth (his Alma Mater) as Chair of the
Board of Overseers. Mr. Williams officially accepted the role of chair on July 1st, 2012
but has been an overseer since 2008. The alumni who comprise this board are very
grateful to the school for giving them the tools they need to succeed professionally. The
Board of Overseers at the Tuck of Business is responsible for spear-heading and assisting
in shaping the strategic direction and mission of the school while they simultaneously
advise the dean.
Mr. Williams who initially considered a career in fine arts is the CEO and
Chairman of Williams Capital Group. It is one of the leading investment banking and
asset management firms in the nation. He graduated from the Howard University with a
BA in Architecture and worked at an Architectural firm for two years following his
graduation. Mr. Williams then decided to pursue an M.B.A. and chose the Tuck School
of Business at Dartmouth as his conduit. After his MBA he worked at Lehman Brothers
for two years and then resigned to start his own investment banking firm. Williams
Capital Group has ranked among the top 20 underwriters of U.S. investment grade
corporate debt each year since 2000. In 2003, the Firm served as lead or co-manager on
88 public debt and equity offerings with a total face amount of over $85 billion.
In relation to his professional success Mr. Williams has stated that he “owes
everything to Tuck”. He started at the school in 1992 and received his degree two years
later in 1994.
As Leader of the Board of Overseers, Mr.
Williams will be giving back to his Alma Mater
in more ways than one. His most recent
demonstration was at the May 2012
commencement ceremonies where Mr. Williams
assisted in the hooding ceremony of graduates.