The Todd A. Williams Executive-in-Residence Speaker Series is designed to connect Austin College students with leading business executives who can speak about their practical life experiences in business, personal stories regarding their paths to success, and lessons learned along the way.
The annual sessions also offer an alumni-student gathering to enhance mentoring and networking opportunities within the Austin College community.
The program, begun in fall 2007, is funded by gifts from Todd and Abby Williams of Dallas. Todd Williams, a 1982 summa cum laude graduate of Austin College who earned an MBA (with distinction) from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, retired as a managing director at Goldman Sachs. “I was a tremendous beneficiary of professors and alumni mentors telling me about doors that I could open when I didn’t even know a door was there,” Todd said, “and it’s our sincere goal to help provide this same benefit for others at the College.”
2015 - J. Puckett, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group