October 4, 2018

Kelly M. Williams, J.D.

Author National Philanthropic Trust

Kelly M. Williams, J.D., Senior Advisor at GCM Grosvenor, has had a distinguished career in law and finance. She founded the Customized Fund Investment Group in 1999, which specialized in private equity, real estate and infrastructure investing and grew it to $30 billion in commitments at the time of its sale in 2014. She has been recognized by numerous organizations for her work in the pursuit of diversity in the finance industry and was recognized by American Banker as one of the Most Powerful Women in Finance from 2011-2014. Ms. Williams is Founding Chair and CEO of the Private Equity Women Investor Network. She serves on the board of directors of The Greenbrier Companies and as President of the Nantucket Historical Association. Ms. Williams also serves on the board of trustees and the executive committee of Union College, as well as the board of trustees for the Toigo Foundation and All In Together. She is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Smithsonian American Art Museum and of the Investment Committee of Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. She also serves in an advisory capacity to the Sponsors for Educational Opportunity. She and her husband live in Palm Beach and Nantucket. She is a graduate of Union College and received her J.D. from New York University.