My Resume


Austin High School, Austin, Texas

University of Texas, Austin.  B.S. Chemical Engineering

Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, MBA

Hunter College: graduate courses in Art History and History

Graduate Center, CUNY: graduate courses in Art History

Spalding and Fairfield Universities: graduate courses in creative nonfiction writing

Work Experience:

1977-2001: CEO and Chairman, Alliance Capital Management (now AllianceBernstein)

Ten years as Director of Research, Executive Vice President, Mitchell, Hutchins, Inc.

Six years as a securities analyst in investment management

Military Service:

1956-1959: U.S. Navy, Lt. j.g.

Other Activities and Affiliations:

Honorary Keeper of American Prints, The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, England

Member, Council on Foreign Relations

Previous Affiliations:

Trustee, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Trustee, The Intrepid Museum Foundation

Trustee, The American Federation of Art

Trustee, The Foreign Policy Association


2001 Gold Medal Award from the Spanish Institute (with Reba Williams), 2001

Spanish Government, Order of the Civil Merit, for “distinguished services or significant cooperation in matters that result in benefit to the country,” 2001

Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship (with Reba Williams), 2000

Swan Award (with Reba Williams), lifetime achievement for furthering the arts both nationally and internationally, Cheekwood Museum, Nashville, Tennessee, 2000

Distinguished Cultural Leadership Award (with Reba Williams), for outstanding contributions to the arts and culture of the Empire State, 1999

The Augustus Graham Medal (with Reba Williams), presented on behalf of the Brooklyn Museum of Art Board of Trustees, for “Outstanding support of the arts,” 1998

The Polish Order of Merit, Cavalier of the Grand Cross of Poland, First Class, 1998, honoring contributions to the financial industry in Poland

The Grand Decoration of Honor in Silver for Merits to the Republic of Austria, 1996 (for founding The Austria Fund, a mutual fund investing in Austrian securities)

Bayard Rustin High School for the Humanities (with Reba Williams). Appreciation:  “In helping to re-establish a very special environment, you have begun a renaissance which we hope continues until the school has regained its original beauty,” 1995


Married to Reba White Williams

Member, The Knickerbocker Club, New York, NY

Member, The Century Association, New York, NY