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Brie Williams

2015 Speaker

BRIE WILLIAMS is VP and head of practice management with State Street Global Advisors. She is responsible for developing SSGA’s comprehensive practice management platform which provides a forum for financial advisors to exchange ideas and access State Street global advisors industry leading intellectual capital. Prior to joining SSGA, she was an SVP at Putnam Investments responsible for marketing communications excellence in support of Putnam’s global brand and retail mutual fund product line. She was a member of the senior global marketing team and served as a strategic partner across all global distribution divisions, including investment product and portfolio management teams, and channel sales force professionals. Williams’ professional background includes a career in advertising that began in 1994, where she managed accounts in the retail, packaged goods, and health-care industries for valued brands, including Frito-Lay, McDonald’s, Time Inc., Target and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. In 2006, her work on Vonage earned her a Bronze Effie for advertising effectiveness. She earned an M.A. in integrated marketing communications from Emerson College, and a B.A. in journalism with a minor in international political science from Southern Methodist University. She holds the FINRA Series 7 and 63 licenses. She also serves as the Boston Chapter Events and Education Chair for Women in ETFs. @statestreet