James B. Williams
USGA Executive Committee
James B. Williams, of Orinda, Calif., is in his third year as a member of the USGA Executive Committee.
Williams is a partner of TPG Capital, one of the world’s largest private equity firms, which owns more than 90 large-scale companies. He has worldwide responsibility for overseeing management, strategic and human capital initiatives across the portfolio, and serves on the boards of directors of several public and private companies, primarily in the technology, health care, business services and consumer/retail sectors. Prior to TPG, Williams was the CEO of a large health-care company and managing partner of a worldwide management consulting firm.
Williams earned his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Southern California in 1978, and an MBA in organizational behavior and finance from USC in 1980. As a collegiate golfer, he received USC’s Outstanding Scholar-Athlete award and was named to the All Pac-8 Conference golf team. Williams, who competed in the 2007 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship, remains a competitive amateur golfer.
Williams chairs the Intercollegiate Relations and Men’s State Team committees and also serves on the Amateur Status, Audit, Championship, Course/Club Membership and International Team Selection committees.