William Swanson became affiliated with LIRS in 1998 and served as treasurer for approximately seven years. He remained deeply connected to the LIRS mission and rejoined the board in 2012. After chairing the Finance and Investment Committee and serving as Secretary, he was elected to the role of Treasurer in 2015.

Mr. Swanson devotes his time and expertise in investment management to LIRS out of a shared compassion for the plight of refugees and asylum seekers. He has been a personal sponsor of refugees, both officially and unofficially.

Mr. Swanson’s commitment to standing for welcome is also evident in his eight years of work on the board of Ascentria Care Alliance, formerly Lutheran Social Services of New England, where he has served as chair of the Governance Committee and a member of the Executive Committee. That experience, as well as leadership roles in his church, informs his service and invaluable contributions to the LIRS board.