Delivering Alpha Advisory Board 2021

Ashbel Williams

Ashbel Williams
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Ashbel C. "Ash" Williams is executive director and CIO of the Florida State Board of Administration.

The SBA has more than $150 billion in funds under management, including those of The Florida Retirement System Pension Plan.

Williams began his career as a staff member of the Florida House of Representatives, serving as executive assistant to two House speakers. He also worked as deputy chief of staff to then-Gov. Bob Graham and chief of staff to Comptroller Gerald Lewis.

Williams became president and CEO of Schroder Capital Management in New York City in 1996, and was a managing director at Fir Tree Partners, a value-oriented hedge fund, when he joined the SBA.

He is a member of the board of trustees of the Florida State University Foundation and founded the Williams Scholarship Fund.

Williams has a B.S. and MBA from Florida State University.