Lewis W. Van Ness, CFA

Lewis W. Van Ness, CFA

Managing Principal

Lewis joined Meridian in 1989 and brings over 40 years of experience to his position as Chairman and Managing Principal. He’s a graduate of the University of Arkansas and is a Chartered Financial Analyst charterholder.

When serving as his clients’ portfolio manager, Lewis likes to help people achieve their financial goals and make more informed investment decisions. He enjoys serving as a confidant and friend to his clients, often helping them grow their knowledge of the financial markets and focus on their long-term financial wellbeing.

Lewis resides in Little Rock, AR with Jan, his wife of 40 years. Together, they’ve raised three children and are proud grandparents to seven grandkids. The Van Ness family enjoys spending time together through hunting, fishing, golfing, attending sporting events or going on family trips.