With extensive experience developing and implementing single- and multi-family housing programs, fostering public-private partnerships and overseeing all aspects of loan making and loan servicing, Bill’s experience segues perfectly to his role at NRHA. As leader of the senior management team, Bill helps the organization implement the vision of its governing Board and Executive Director. Just as important to Bill, his work will continue to fulfill his commitment to public service.
Bill’s accomplishments have not gone unnoticed. He was awarded the County Supervisor of the Year for Nevada and the State Director’s “Going the Extra Mile” Award in 2011. He was also appointed to the Nevada Housing Division Advisory Committee and the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee.
Bill’s work ethic and dedication extend to his private life as well. He is a long-time member of the Nevada Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America and served on its Board of Directors for 10 years. In 2004, he was awarded the Boy Scouts Silver Beaver Award for distinguished service. In 2009, Bill received the President’s Volunteer Service Award—“President” in this case referring to the “President of the United States.” In 2017 the Silver State Fair Housing Council awarded Bill their Heart Award for his work in “Furthering Fair Housing in Our Community.”
A proud Okie, Bill grew up in Shawnee, attended Oklahoma State University, and taught vocational agriculture there for several years. He is so passionate about the rural way of life that, if he did not work in housing and development, Bill says he would gladly be a farmer. The many Nevada farmers and rural residents who have benefited from Bill’s lifelong commitment to rural quality of life are grateful that he chose his current line of work.
Bill has been “happily married to the prettiest, kindest, most patient woman I have ever met” for 45 years. He and his wife raised four children and are now enjoying nine grandchildren. His free time is spent with family and actively serving in his church. When the weather is good, Bill enjoys riding his Honda Shadow 750 , revisiting a fond pastime from his youth.