Downtown Revitalization and Master Planning

Learn the visionary and practical initiatives that resulted in the remarkable renaissance of Downtown Durham; the lessons of master planning and more importantly, execution of a time-tested master plan.

Public Private Partnerships 

Learn how Bill developed criteria and public policy initiatives which produced public-private partnerships to grow Durham’s economy and provide a “win-win” financial gain for both the developer and taxpayer.

Durham Legislative Process

Counsel and assist in navigating the City and County administrative staffings and regulations, and the public legislative process, in Durham.

Economic Development

Learn how Bill developed strategies to recruit private investment to Durham by working with the public sector to achieve over $1.3 billion in investment and tax base and 15,000+ jobs.

Keynote Speaker

Inspirational speeches and Q&A about how Downtown Durham was revitalized and how these lessons can be applied to your city or town.

Inter-City Visits

Bill can advise your community on the benefits and structure of inter-city visits.  While at DDI, Bill led Durham business, political & community leaders on inner-city visits to: Roanoke, Greenville(SC), Richmond & Baltimore.

Bill helped host inner-city visits to Durham for leaders from: High Point, Wilmington, Greensboro, Richmond, Rock Hill & Winston-Salem.

Non-Profit Leadership

Hear about leadership and management skills based on 25 years as President/CEO of the Home Builders Association and Downtown Durham Inc.

Networking in Durham, NC

Specializing in the “art” of bringing people together to get a deal done, Bill can help you connect with leadership in the public and private sectors of Durham.


Recent Consulting Engagements

Serving as a member of the team selected to develop the Downtown Master Plan for Elon, North Carolina (Summer 2013 – present)

Motivational speaker for the community, political and business leadership of High Point, North Carolina (May 2013)

Ongoing consultant relationship with Downtown Durham, Inc.  (August 2013 – present)