Allison Grant Williams

Career Financial Services Professional

Allison Grant Williams is a career financial services professional with significant strategic, financial management, and operational expertise in the investment management industry.

Allison has recently retired from Northern Trust Corporation in Chicago, where she held a number of C-suite roles, most recently as Practice Executive of Global Strategic Relationship Management - Asset Management. Allison began her career at a community bank in Chicago, and moved on to large corporate lending at First Chicago Corporation. She chose to attend graduate school thereafter and subsequently joined Goldman Sachs in New York. Returning to Chicago in 1987, she became a founding Partner of Brinson Partners, Inc., where she held leadership positions with that pioneering global asset management firm for 14 years. Allison also managed her own consultancy practice prior to joining Northern Trust in 2011.

Allison is an avid collector of African American/African Diaspora art and a member of the Chicago Finance Exchange and the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). She holds an AB from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

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