Director of Strategic Accounts
After serving 10 years in the United States Marine Corps, Bill began his career in public safety with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol in 1991. As a Trooper, he worked in district operations for 3 years before transferring to the Criminal Interdiction Unit where he remained until 2007. He served as the Executive Officer for Special Operations from 2007 until 2009. At Special Operations, he was responsible for the Aviation, Canines, Criminal Interdiction, and Collision Reconstruction Units as well as the Mobile Field Force. He served as the Assistant Director of Training from 2009-2011 and was responsible for overseeing the basic school and in-service training. In 2011, Bill became the Director of Support Services which included the VIPER statewide radio system, Technical Services and Logistics Units. In 2013, he was appointed as Commander of the Highway Patrol by Governor Pat McCrory where he served until his retirement in 2017.
Bill holds a BS in Criminal Justice with a minor in business from Guilford College. He is a graduate of the FBI’s National Executive Institute, the FBI’s National Academy and the Southern Police Institute’s Administrative Officers Course. He holds a graduate certificate in Criminal Justice Education from the University of Virginia.
Bill and his wife, Tyla, enjoy outdoor activities and spending time with their children, Taylor and Will.
"People don't care how much you know--until they know how much you care."
-- John C. Maxwell