Lewis W. Van Ness, CFA

Lewis W. Van Ness, CFA
Managing Principal

Lewis is responsible for both equity and fixed income portfolios, as well as compliance and administration. Lewis is a Chartered Financial Analyst and also a Chartered Investment Counselor. He received his bachelor's degree in business from the University of Arkansas. Before joining Meridian, Lewis was the trust investment manager at National Bank of Commerce in Pine Bluff and a senior vice president and trust investment manager for accounts totaling over $1.5 billion at First Commercial Trust Company in Little Rock. He is a member of the Arkansas CFA Society, where he served as past president. Lewis is a partner and has been with Meridian since 1989.