Larry Williams

Larry Williams

President / CEO

Larry understands the value of strong partnerships. He prioritizes relationships with Financial Education & Development's association partners and expert presenters, and fosters a culture of excellent communication, customer service, and employee empowerment. 

Prior to joining FinEd, Larry spent over 20 years in the financial industry specializing in lending, credit risk management, and developing others through mentoring and leadership. Larry has held several executive-level positions, including Chief Lending Officer, Chief Credit Officer, Senior Lender, and Senior Credit Analyst, all at Montana-based community financial institutions.

Larry holds a bachelor's in Business Administration from the University of Montana and a graduate degree in Banking from Pacific Coast Banking School. He is past president of the Western Montana Chapter of the Risk Management Association (RMA) and has served on local and national boards, including RMA, NeighborWorks Montana, and Child Care Resources. Larry has been a guest speaker for several adult education organizations, teaching personal financial management and career development courses, and is a graduate of Leadership Helena and Leadership Missoula.

In his free time, Larry loves to spend quality time with his family, including his wife, four children, and two grandchildren. He enjoys reading, cooking, playing music, and indulging in outdoor activities such as camping, boating, backpacking, dirt-biking, and riding his street bike.