Debra Williams currently serves as Senior Vice President in the Employee Stock Ownership Plans (ESOP) Client Services group, focusing on managing client relationships and ESOP transactions.
Ms. Williams serves as relationship manager for ESOP clients throughout the country. She has worked with employee-owned companies since 2002, providing trustee services as well as transactional services. Her ESOP experience includes a wide range of transactions including new ESOPs, second stage ESOP transactions, redemptions, sales, refinancing, restructuring and mergers and acquisitions. Ms. Williams has also participated in numerous ESOP transactions, and has experience in profit sharing plans, money purchase plans and 401k plans. Prior to joining GreatBanc Trust in 2016, Ms. Williams managed the Directed and Non-qualified Retirement Plan Services division of Bankers Trust Company in Des Moines, IA.
Ms. Williams is a frequent speaker and author on ownership culture, fiduciary issues and corporate governance. She is a member of the ESOP Association, chairing its Ownership Cultural Committee, is on its Board of Governors, and is a member of its Iowa/Nebraska Chapter. In addition, she is a member of the National Center for Employee Ownership.