Michael Williams

Vice Chair

South State Bank

Michael Williams leads the South State Private Wealth team based in Richmond. He is responsible for promoting South State Private Wealth in Richmond and for ensuring a high-quality, proactive service experience for Richmond-based clientele.  Mr. Williams has over 25 years of Wealth Management experience, including as Director of Wealth Management at StellarOne Bank (now Union Bank) and as President of the Trust Division for Union First Market Bank (now Union Bank). Mr. Williams developed the Trust Division at First Market Bank. Prior to First Market Bank, he held positions at Central Fidelity Bank/Wachovia and First Virginia Bank.

Mr. Williams is a current member and the Past Chairman of the VBA Trust and Wealth Management Committee. He is also a member of the Richmond Estate Planning Council, where he has served on the management team, and the Trust Adminstrators Council. He is the former Chairman of the Carver Promise and a previous Board Member of Bon Secours Joint Hospital, Virginia Heroes and the Westminster Canterbury Foundation. Mr. Williams is a member of the Leadership Metro Richmond Class of 1995 and the Inside Business Top 40 Under 40 Class of 1999. He graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Economics, and received his MBA from the Darden Graduate School of Business at UVA.