Joe Williams is the Chairman of North American Properties, a national real estate development company.
Mr. Williams joined North American Properties as an Executive Vice President in 1970. From 1984-1994, he was the President. Since 1994, he has served as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Williams served in the United States Army prior to joining North American Properties.
Mr. Williams' family has a long history with Major League Baseball. Mr. Williams' father, William J. Williams, Sr., served as Vice President and part owner of the Cincinnati Reds from 1966 to 1982 before becoming General Partner in 1982. During the period from 1970 to 1982, Mr. Williams, Jr. served on the Board of Directors of the Cincinnati Reds. The family sold its interest in 1984.
In 1993, Mr. Williams became a part owner of the Baltimore Orioles. Mr. Williams was an owner of the St. Louis Cardinals from 1996 to 2005.
He graduated from Xavier University in 1969.
Joe Williams is married to Judy Williams. They have two children.