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Benjamin J. Williams, Jr.

Portfolio Manager

Ben has a 38-year career in the investment industry.

Ben joined Welch & Forbes in 1999. Previously, he was Partner and Portfolio Manager at Moody, Lynn & Co. and Senior Portfolio Manager and Director of Research at John Hancock Mutual Funds. Ben is a member of the Executive Committee and serves as Chairman of the Fiduciary Compliance Committee.

A graduate of Bowdoin College, Ben received his MBA degree from F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business at Babson College. Ben is assisted by Diane Nourie, who has been with the firm for 30 years.

  • Trustee and Chairman of the Investment Committee, Forest Hills Cemetery
  • Trustee, Gardiner Howland Shaw Foundation and G. Gorham Peters Trust
  • Trustee, Massachusetts Charitable Fire Society
  • Member, Boston Estate Planning Council