John A. Williams, Sr.
Computer Services, Inc.
John A. Williams is the founder and chairman of CSI, providing customers with integrated and streamlined technology solutions. As of 2014, CSI revenues were $213 million with over $26 million net profit. He served as chairman of the board of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch, and is a founder and the first president of the Association of Financial Technology (AFT). In 2006, he received the Governor's Technology Award as the individual who most deserved to be recognized as a leader in technology innovation in Kentucky. Williams was the first recipient of Murray State University’s Telecommunications Systems Management Department’s Entrepreneurship Award, and the university further honored him by naming the award the John A. Williams Entrepreneurship Award. In 2009, John was inducted into the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics Hall of Fame and the Paducah Area Chamber presented him the Summit Award for leadership in education and poverty. He is a graduate of the University of Kentucky. Currently, John is serving as co-chair for the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Leadership Institute for School Principals.