B.I.G Awards Honoree, Timothy Williams

Timothy Williams


Timothy Williams has been a senior banking executive for over 20 years; specializing in strategic banking operations, risk management and corporate restructuring. Tim serves as Vice President managing the risk management and business restructuring / workout area for Santander US, Europe’s fourth largest financial institution and the 43rd largest world company. Tim’s career in banking started in 1994 at Reliance Federal Savings Bank, as the mail room clerk. Before joining Santander Tim held senior executive positions at Arbor Commercial Mortgage, Carver Federal Saving Bank, and Business Loan Express (Allied Capital).

Always active in community affairs; in 2015, Tim was awarded the outstanding leadership in business award from the American Kidney Fund. Tim has also been awarded the visionary and leadership award from the Long Island DIVAS organization (2014), Industry leadership award by the 100 Black Men of Long Island (2013), and the 40 under 40 award, recognizing his achievement in the field of banking and financial service industry (2008)

In 2012, Tim was appointed as the first African American to serve as Chairman of the board for Nassau County Industrial Development Agency. Tim served on the Nassau County Prescription Drug Task Force (2011). Tim was appointed as Commissioner and First Vice Chairman of the Board for Nassau County Human Rights Commission (2010). Tim also serves on the board of Zion C D C, a faith based Community Development Company providing affordable housing, and financial literacy counseling in urban communities. Tim serves on the board for the Center for Rapid Recovery, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) faith-based and minority-focused behavioral healthcare organization established in 1994 to serve predominantly racially and linguistically diverse residents of Long Island. From 2003 – 2007, Tim served on the board of directors Sound Business Ins.; a Harlem based non-for-profit focusing on improving the education of college bound high school students. Tim sits on several national industry panels for the Mortgage Bankers Association of America. Tim attended college at the Adelphi University in Garden City New York. Tim served in the Unites States Army and Army Reserve from 1992 – 2002; as a Military Police officer. Tim serves as parent member for the Oceanside School Districts Special Education department.

In March 2013, Tim competed and took first place [gold] at the New York State Taekwondo Heavyweight (40/belt division); in sparring and breaking.  In July 2013, he competed and took first [gold] at US Nationals Taekwondo Heavyweight (40/belt division) in Chicago IL; in sparring and breaking. 

Tim is a lifelong resident of Nassau County, residing in Oceanside with his wife Maria and three children and two grandsons, Alexander Eugene, Lorenzo Antonio. The family will welcome a new grandson in the spring of 2016.   

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

An image as a link: W3Schools