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William A. Goldstein

Vice Chairman

Bill brings more than 40 years of investment experience to Chesley, Taft & Associates. Prior to joining the firm, he was Chairman of Lodestar Investment Counsel, LLC, which he founded in 1989. Before founding Lodestar, Bill was a member of the Management Committee of Prescott, Ball & Turben, Inc. and the Chairman of Prescott Asset Management, a wholly owned investment adviser subsidiary. Previous to this, Bill was a Founding Principal and Executive Vice President of Burton J. Vincent, Chesley & Company. He began his investment management career at Hornblower & Weeks-Hemphill, Noyes.

"The financial well-being of our clients is at the center of every decision we make. We understand the work we do affects not just our clients, but also the people they care about."


  • Purdue University, B.S. in Industrial Economics

Memberships and Positions


  • Member of the Investment Committee of the Evanston Community Foundation

  • Board Member of The Night Ministry (past Chairman)

  • Life Trustee of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra



  • Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange 

  • Vice-Chairman, District 8 of the National Association of Securities Dealers 

  • President of The Bond Club of Chicago 

  • Board Member of the Investment Adviser Association 

  • Board Member of PrivateBancorp, Inc. 

  • Board Member of Precision Twist Drill Company 

  • Board Member of the Grant Park Concert Society

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