Dick Williams, CFA
President, NAP Executive Team
To serve as a steward for the diverse business built by my family and the NAP team while providing the vision and energy for future growth and evolution.
Dick Williams’ family has been involved with NAP since its inception. He joined in 2021 as an Executive Vice President and was named President in 2022.
Prior to this, Dick spent fifteen seasons with the Cincinnati Reds. He was named General Manager in 2015 and added the President of Baseball Operations title the following year. He oversaw all aspects of baseball operations, including the Major League team, player development, pro and amateur scouting, and international operations. The team made four postseason appearances and was named Baseball America’s Organization of the Year while Dick was there. He stepped down from the Reds to join North American Properties after leading the team to the postseason in 2020.
Dick started his professional career in investment banking in New York for Morgan Stanley & Co. He worked in the Real Estate group servicing corporate clients as well as working for the firm’s proprietary real estate investment fund.
He then relocated to Atlanta to work for what is now called SunTrust Robinson Humphrey as a Vice President in Corporate Finance. Subsequently, he joined an Atlanta-based early-stage venture capital fund at inception as a partner, which led to several years of work in the private equity industry. Dick worked full-time in Washington, D.C., during 2003-2004 at the campaign headquarters for the President of the United States.
Dick is a CFA (Chartered Financial Analyst) and is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization), a global platform for chief executives to engage, learn and grow. He is a member of CRBC (Cincinnati Regional Business Committee), which works to ignite and accelerate transformational change in the greater Cincinnati community.
He currently serves on the board of directors for Skyline Chili, the Cincinnati Art Museum, Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati, and the Williams Foundation, as well as other early-stage companies managed by North American Properties.
Dick holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, where he was an Echols Scholar. Dick, his wife and four children are based in Cincinnati.