Williams Appointed to the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta's Nashville Branch Board of Directors

For immediate release: Jan. 20, 2004

David Williams, who serves Vanderbilt University as vice chancellor for student life and university affairs, general counsel, secretary and professor of law, has been appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Nashville branch. His term began in January 2004, and runs through December 2006.

Williams previously served as vice president for student and urban/community affairs and professor of law at Ohio State University and as a tax specialist at Coopers Lybrand in Detroit.

Williams serves on the board of directors of the Tuition Plan LLC and is a member of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Public Education. He is a member of the American Corporate Counsel Association, the National Association of College and University Attorneys, the American Bar Association, and the American Law Institute. Williams also serves as treasurer and chair of the finance committee for the Nashville Symphony’s board of directors, and is on the board of the YMCA of Middle Tennessee, the United Way of Middle Tennessee, the Second Harvest Food Bank, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Adventure Science Museum, as well as the Middle Tennessee Golf Charities Inc. He is also active in the Nashville Rotary, the Inns of Court and 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee.

Williams earned a bachelor’s degree from Northern Michigan University, a master’s degree in education from Northern Michigan University, an MBA from the University of Detroit, a juris doctorate from the University of Detroit and a master of tax law degree from New York University.

Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta branch directors provide economic information from the branch territory to the district Bank’s president and head office directors, who use the information in formulating monetary policy and making discount rate recommendations. Williams was appointed to the board of directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s Nashville branch by the Board of Governors. The Board of Governors appoints three of the directors of the Nashville branch, and the Atlanta head office directors appoint four.