Senior Vice President, Wealth Management
People's United Bank
Following his graduation from Hamilton College in 1981, Stuart joined IBM Corporation, working with money center banks on Wall Street at the time of IBM’s announcement of the Personal Computer. From there, he worked in financial services with State Street Corporation in 1986 and then with Alex. Brown & Sons, beginning in 1993. Alex. Brown was acquired in 1997 and eventually became part of Deutsche Bank’s investment bank. He managed DB’s private client securities business in Boston for 8 years and recently opened DB’s private banking office in Boston in 2006. In January of of 2009, Stuart joined Peoples United Bank in their Wealth Management Division, responsible for the trust and investment management businesses in two of their recently-acquired banks: Ocean Bank and Maine Bank & Trust. He and his wife of 24 years, the former Debra Murphy, are the parents of three children: Abbey, 18; Paul, 14 (adopted from Korea); and Anne, 9 (adopted from China). He serves on the Endowment Committee of Hancock Church in Lexington, MA where they reside. Stuart is also a Trustee of Boston Trinity Academy in Hyde Park, MA, a faith-based, college preparatory school of which Debbie was a founder and first Secretary of the board. He recently joined the advisory board of MAPS, an adoption and social services organization as well as the Foundation board for the United Way of Greater Portland (Maine). He is also a member of Hamilton College's Alumni Council, serving as Class Agent for his class since 1999. The Williamses are an active family and spend their summers on Chebeague Island in Casco Bay, Maine.