Senior Vice President InvestmentsStifel Nicolaus
Virginia Polytechnic Institute And State UniversityAccounting
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A longtime resident of Radford, Virginia, George Abie Williams has contributed to the community in a plethora of ways. Williams helped found the Radford High School Foundation in 1986 and has led the organization’s operations as the Chairman ever since. In 1999, Williams played an integral role in raising $1.2 million for the construction of the James P. King Center at Radford High School. More recently, the Foundation spearheaded construction of the Radford Municipal Baseball Field, which is used by the high school and local youth leagues. With his strong commitment to athletics, George Abie Williams has volunteered as a coach for several youth sports leagues in Radford as well. As a leading financial advisor in the city for three decades, Williams maintains a strong reputation in the business community. He helped spur business development as the Chairman of the Radford Industrial Authority and developed the popular housing subdivision Inglewood. Currently, Williams is working to attract new businesses to Radford by renovating a section of the West Main Street district, which is home to several out-of-date properties. Aside from his considerable contributions to the Radford community, George Abie Williams functions as the local Branch Manager and Senior Vice President of Investments for Stifel Nicolaus & Co., Inc., an investment firm headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Serving with the firm since 2010, Williams maintains responsibility for meeting the wealth management needs of clients through various investments and prudent financial planning. He began his career with the investment securities firm Legg Mason Wood Walker, Inc., which he served from 1981 to 2005, when the company was purchased by Citi Smith Barney. Following the acquisition, George Abie Williams stayed with the company until its subsequent merger with Morgan Stanley in 2009. Known for his personable relationships with clients, Williams received recognition as one of the Top 50 Wealth Advisors in the state 2 years running (2007-2008) from Virginia Business magazine and as one of the nation’s Top 10 Outstanding Brokers in Registered Rep. magazine (2001). An alumnus of Virginia Tech, George Abie Williams graduated from the institution with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting in 1976.