Bill is a graduate of the University of Virginia and holds his MBA from the University of Chicago. He has been an
active participant in the association community, having served on the board of directors and executive committee of the
American Society of Association Executives; having served as a former president of Association Forum of Chicagoland;
and currently serving on the board of directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's National Chamber Foundation.
He was named a Fellow of the American Society of Association Executives in 1999 and was awarded the Chicago Society of
Association Executives' highest honor, the Samuel Shapiro Award, in 2000. NRCA presented him with its highest honor,
the J.A. Piper Award, in 2001.
Bill's community service includes serving on the board of directors and as president of the Chicago Christian
Industrial League, one of the oldest and largest shelter and rehabilitation facilities in the city. He also served for
seven years on the national board of directors, including two years as its chairman, of Rebuilding Together, an
organization dedicated to rebuilding single-family homes for low-income homeowners and veterans.
Bill and his wife, Sarah, live in Chicago and expect to spend more time at their home in South Carolina when his career
at NRCA comes to an end in 2017.