Teri Williams

Board Chair

Teri is President and Chief Operating Officer and serves on the Board of Director of OneUnited Bank, the largest Black-owned bank in the U.S, with headquarters in Boston. She is responsible for implementation of the Bank’s strategic initiatives, as well as the day to day operations of the bank, including all retail branches, marketing, compliance, lending, information technology, customer support, legal, and human resources. Under her leadership, OneUnited Bank has consolidated the local names and product offerings of four (4) Black-owned banks to create a powerful national brand supported by innovative products and services. She believes the financial services industry has not connected with urban communities to fully support economic development and wealth building.

OneUnited Bank is a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and serves as a bridge for low-to-moderate income communities by offering affordable financial services and financial literacy workshops. Ms. Williams brings 25 years of financial services expertise from premier institutions such as Bank of America and American Express, where she was one of the youngest Vice Presidents. Ms. Williams holds an M.B.A. with honors from Harvard Graduate School of Business and a B.A. with distinctions in Economics from Brown University. She served as Treasurer of Dimock Community Health Center in Roxbury, Massachusetts for over 5 years. Ms. Williams is author of I Got Bank! What My Granddad Taught Me About Money (Beckham Publishing) a financial literacy book for urban youth. Ms. Williams has received numerous notations and awards for her contribution to urban communities including from the Urban League, NAACP and the National Black MBA Association. Ms. Williams is married and has two children, one recent graduate of Brown University and one in college at Boston College.