After graduating from Mississippi State University with a BS Degree, Bill was employed as an Industrial Engineer for a large manufacturing company. Two years later he began his career as a surety underwriter with a major national insurance company. While working for the Underwriter he moved to Dallas. In 1974 he left the Underwriting side of the business and joined a Surety and Insurance Agency focusing on serving the Surety Requirements of contractors.
In the years that followed he continued providing Surety and Insurance service to contractor accounts through various local agencies where he also provided agency management as well as ownership positions . He served on the Board of the Associated Builders and Contractors and the Associated General Contractors. Bill is married with two children and four grandchildren and lives in Garland, Texas.