For more than 10 years, Bill has been at the center of designing, managing or supporting breakthrough initiatives to difficult economic, environmental, and social issues in order to improve the quality of life for the greater Sacramento region and its 2.4 million residents.
As CEO of Valley Vision since 2007—an independent social enterprise headquartered in Sacramento—Bill has built partnerships with hundreds of leaders, organizations and community stakeholders. In this way, he has worked across sectors to generate solutions to some of the region’s most complex challenges.
Under Bill’s leadership, Valley Vision has become widely respected by elected officials, policy makers, and community organizations across California as a clearinghouse for unbiased research and analysis, and for facilitating both tough conversations and successful outcomes to large-‐scale change initiatives. The organization has been instrumental in a wide range of transformative work including growing the region’s local ag and food sector; improving transportation infrastructure and land use strategies; increasing job growth and wealth creation; improving air quality; and making sure that those most in need have access to food, healthcare, education and the Internet.
Bill manages Valley Vision’s $2 million dollar annual budget and a passionate team of 22 staff and consultants. He has also assembled a powerful volunteer board comprised of university presidents, business CEO’s, foundation executives, newspaper publishers, hospital executives, and nonprofit leaders, who not only set strategic direction for Valley Vision’s regional engagement, but also serve as an influential regional leadership network.
Bill possesses 25 years of public policy and strategy experience built on his previous careers as a global business manager for Intel Corporation, Vice President for Public Policy at the Sacramento Metro Chamber, and as a field representative and policy advisor in Washington, DC, for a Member of Congress and at the State Capitol for Senators and Assemblymen.
He is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, with a double Bachelors’ degree in Communications and Government. Bill is also a graduate of several leadership programs, including the local chapter of the American Leadership Forum, and has received numerous awards, including the 2011 Unity Award, the top recognition from the Sacramento Urban League.