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Ash Williams

Ash Williams is the Executive Director & CIO of the Florida State Board of Administration (SBA). Among the over $150 billion in assets under management are those of the Florida Retirement System (FRS) Trust Fund. The FRS is the fourth largest public pension fund in the United States. 

Prior to joining the SBA, Mr. Williams was a Managing Director at Fir Tree Partners and previously was President and CEO of Schroder Capital Management, both headquartered in New York City. 

He has extensive experience with both the SBA and Florida government, having previously served as Executive Director of the SBA from 1991 to 1996 and in senior management positions in Florida’s executive and legislative branches. 

Mr. Williams holds both BS and MBA degrees from Florida State University (FSU) and completed post graduate programs at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School and Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. 

Mr. Williams serves as Chairman of the Florida State University Foundation, an advisory board member of the Robert Toigo Foundation, and a leadership council member of the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.