Brian Williams

Brian Williams

Columnist

A lifelong resident of Indianapolis, Williams has been an active member of the business community since starting his career in public service as an aide to two-term governor and current U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh.

As an entrepreneur, Williams helped organize several private-equity firms with top-notch investment performance and aided in the formation and growth of multiple businesses. Williams’ leadership in health care supply-chain companies has resulted in service on committees of the Healthcare Distribution Management Association.

Williams has been and is active in charitable organizations, including the Venture Club of Indiana, 500 Festival Associates, the American Pianists Association, the Stanley K. Lacy Executive Leadership Series, Indy Reads, the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Indiana, the Sycamore Institute, the Indianapolis Cultural Trail Development Committee, the St. Thomas Aquinas School Commission, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, LaPlaza Inc., the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and the Indiana Humanities Council.

E-mail: bwilliams@ibj.com

 

ARTICLES

WILLIAMS: Anchor MSA redevelopment with City Hall

Any successful revitalization of the Market Square Arena site demands restoring the former City Hall as the public’s house. City Hall’s decaying grandeur casts a long shadow over the neighboring parking lots created by the implosion of MSA 11 years ago and is probably overwhelming the facile designs associated with redevelopment proposals.
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WILLIAMS: Rebuilding a sustainable Indianapolis

Rather than simply building and repairing streets, sidewalks, bridges and parks, ratepayers and taxpayers should demand that these projects set standards for construction in Indianapolis by reusing or recycling materials, using environmentally friendly products, and designing public spaces to encourage physical activity.
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WILLIAMS: IPS needs leadership overhaul

The challenges facing Indianapolis Public Schools are daunting. The socioeconomic level of its students and their families, fiscal constraints, and a necessary heightened focus on security issues are just a few, but all contribute to high dropout rates, low academic achievement, achievement gaps between middle-class and low-income children and declining enrollment.
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