H.S. Grace & Company, Inc.
Alfred L. Williams, Jr., CPA, MBA

alwilliamsAl Williams has more than 25 years experience as a senior line executive in both publicly traded and privately held companies. His experience spans diverse industries including agribusiness, manufacturing, regulated industries, nitrogen chemicals and fertilizers, oil and gas exploration and production, refining, minerals mining and consulting.

As CFO of several corporations, he has a demonstrated track record in IPOs, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, hostile takeovers, divestures, recapitalizations, deal negotiations, cost reductions, productivity improvements, organization restructuring and strategic systems development. Williams has been successful in developing liquidity events for shareholders in several different industries. Over the past 20 years, he has either directly negotiated or been actively involved in the sale of four corporations and several divisions in transactions that totaled more than $2.5 billion. He served on the board of Moorman Manufacturing Co. and was president, CEO and board member of United Gas Holding Corp.

Williams served as chairman of the Downtown Houston Association, a nonprofit organization, and is past president of the Houston Chapter of Financial Executives International. He was a member of the AICPA and the Texas Society of CPAs and earned an MBA from Louisiana State University.