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Mr. William M. Lewis Jr.

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Board Member

Phone: (407) ***-****  HQ Phone
Darden Restaurants , Inc.
1000 Darden Center Drive
Orlando , Florida 32837
United States

Company Description: Darden Restaurants, Inc. (Darden) operates in the full-service dining segment of the restaurant industry, primarily in the United States. As of May 25, 2008, the...   more

Employment History

Board Memberships and Affiliations


  • MBA
    Harvard University
  • undergraduate degree with honors
    Harvard University
165 Total References
Web References
Ariel Investments - Mutual Fund Board of Trustees, 8 Mar 2015 [cached]
William M. Lewis, Jr.
Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Investment Banking
Lazard Ltd. As a senior executive at Lazard Ltd, Bill advises blue-chip clients on a broad range of corporate and financial issues including merger and acquisition activity and leveraged buyouts. Prior to joining the firm in 2004, Bill spent 24 years with Morgan Stanley in a variety of leadership positions, most recently as managing director and co-head of the firm's Global Banking Department. Beyond his work at Lazard, Bill is actively involved in the broader community and serves on the boards of Phillips Academy, Morehouse College and the New York Philharmonic. Bill attended Harvard University where he earned both his undergraduate degree with honors and his MBA.
William Lewis, ..., 3 Nov 2014 [cached]
William Lewis, Jr. Managing Director & Co-Chairman, Investment Banking, Lazard LTD
Board of Directors | NAACP LDF, 10 Jan 2015 [cached]
William M. Lewis, Jr.
William M. Lewis ..., 15 May 2008 [cached]
William M. Lewis Jr.
Board of Trustees > William M. Lewis, Jr.
William M. Lewis Jr.Co-Chairman, Investment BankingLazard Ltd.
William M. Lewis Jr. joined Lazard in 2004 as co-chairman of Investment Banking.Prior to his current leadership role, Mr. Lewis was managing director and co-head of the Global Banking Department of Morgan Stanley.He has also served as head of the Global Corporate Finance Department, co-head of the Global Mergers, Acquisitions, and Restructuring Department and head of the Global Real Estate Department.
Mr. Lewis is co-Chairman of the NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, a member of the board of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, the Executive Committee of the United States Golf Association, the Central Park Conservancy (former vice chairman), and the Phillips Academy Board of Trustees.He is a former chairman of A Better Chance, Inc., and a former treasurer of the National Urban League Board of Trustees.He is a graduate of Harvard College (1978) and Harvard Business School (1982).
Mr. Lewis joined the CRI board in 2003.
Cybergolf National, 14 Sept 2004 [cached]
Besides Nelson, the three other new members of the Executive Committee will be William M. Lewis Jr. of New York, N.Y.; Pat McKinney of Charleston, S.C.; and Steve Smyers of Lakeland, Fla
Lewis, 49, is the co-chairman of Investment Banking at Lazard Ltd. in New York City.Previously, he spent 24 years at Morgan Stanley following his graduation from Harvard University and Harvard Business School.He is an avid golfer and active in a wide array of volunteer endeavors, including involvement in the New York City Fund for Public Schools, the American Museum of Natural History, the Cancer Research Institute, Phillips Andover Academy, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.He also served as treasurer of the National Urban League.
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