William has worked as a successful nonprofit executive, attorney, entrepreneur, teacher, and consultant. William is the inaugural President and CEO of Urban Innovation21. He is responsible for the overall management of the organization’s public-private partnership. William’s responsibilities include developing a shared vision for the organization, defining and implementing programs, communicating the organization’s vision and economic model to local, regional and national stakeholders and fundraising. Urban Innovation21 is one of the first US-based nonprofit organizations to work under the “Inclusive Innovation” model. Under Bill’s leadership Urban Innovation21 has been recognized locally and nationally for its work. In 2016 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities from Carlow University. In October of 2014, U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker named William to serve as a member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship. William is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College and a graduate of Emory University School of Law.