Richard (Dick) B. Williamson, presiding board chairman, president and CEO of T.D. Williamson, will be stepping down in favor of his younger brother, Stephen Williamson, who has served the board of directors since 1977 and most recently held the position of Vice Chairman. Dick will take on the position of chairman emeritus at the company.
“It has been a tremendous honor to serve in leadership roles at T.D. Williamson since 1971 when my father ran the company,” Dick Williamson said. “I couldn’t be prouder of the work our talented employees accomplish, and I look forward to serving the company as chairman emeritus. The family legacy will continue under my brother Steve and our president and CEO Bob McGrew.”
Steve Williamson is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a degree in German and history. He also holds degrees in peace and conflict studies and international relations. Steve Williamson joined T.D. Williamson in 1971 and was assigned to Williamson International in Brussels to work on international marketing efforts in Europe. He has served in numerous functional and leadership roles during his career in T.D. Williamson.
"I am proud to succeed Dick in serving as chairman of the board and to continue the Williamson industry tradition at TDW," Steve Williamson said. "Our experienced leadership team under Bob McGrew is strong and committed, our employees are the best in the industry, and T.D. Williamson's brand remains strong globally."