U.S. Army Veteran
Bill most recently served as the Finance Lead for CenterPoint Energy. He was responsible for accounting, treasury, risk management, tax, strategic planning, business development, emerging businesses and investor relations. Before joining CenterPoint Energy in February 2015, Bill was vice president and treasurer at American Water Works Company, Inc. the largest investor-owned U.S. water and wastewater utility, serving approximately 16 million people in 35 states and Ontario and Manitoba, Canada. He previously served as chief financial officer for NV Energy Inc., an investor-owned utility headquartered in Las Vegas, which serves about 1.5 million electric and gas customers in Nevada and has annual revenues of approximately $3 billion. Bill also served as vice president of finance, risk and tax, as well as corporate treasurer, for NV Energy. Additionally, he was a managing director in capital markets for Merrill Lynch and held a similar position at JPMorgan Chase in New York.
A chartered financial analyst, he is a member of the Association of Financial Professionals, the New York Society of Securities Analysts and the Association for Investment Management and Research. He serves on the boards of The West Point Association of Graduates and Episcopal Social Services of New York, Inc., and the Salvation Army of New Jersey.
Bill earned a master’s degree in accounting and finance from Duke University and is a distinguished graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, with a bachelor’s degree in engineering and economics. Before beginning his finance career, Bill served as a captain in the Army Corps of Engineers for five years.