Leader | Educator | Entrepreneur | Philanthropist
William M. Webster, IV is a American business leader & entrepreneur that has served in government at the highest levels and is active in community and philanthropic endeavors.
William Webster has not only focused on growing successful companies, but also providing quality jobs.
William M. Webster IV has a diverse knowledge of business and finance. Mr. Webster holds an Executive Masters Professional Director Certification, the highest level, from the American College of Corporate Directors, a public company director education and credentialing organization.
Billy Webster has served the public by fighting for voting rights, educational opportunity and quality healthcare.
As a White House Fellow, Billy Webster was appointed by President George H. W. Bush as an Assistant to the Administrator, Agency For International Development. From there, he served as Chief of Staff of Presidential Personnel during President Clintons transition, Chief of Staff at the United States Department of Education and Assistant to the President, Director of Scheduling and Advance for President Bill Clinton.
B.A. English and German. Summa cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa, Executive Committee of the Student Body. Jim Stump Prize in German, Holbrook Barber Scholarship.
Washington & Lee University
University of Regensburg, Germany
University of Virginia School of Law
Skills & Hobbies
CAMPUS LINEN SERVICE Lexington, VA
Owned and operated service which provided sheets, towels etc. for Washington & Lee University students.
Responsible for day to day operations, finance, marketing, construction, human resources and strategic planning for Carabo, Inc. which owned and operated 27 Bojangles Chicken ‘n Biscuit restaurants in South Carolina; annualized sales for FY ’92: $24 million; approximately 1,000 employees. Carabo was sold to Bojangles Acquisition Corporation in August 1992. Executive Vice President 1984-1987 Unit Director 1983-1984 Co-Manager 1983
AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
White House Fellow
Aug ‘92 – Sep ‘93
Appointed by President George Bush at the recommendation of the non-partisan President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. Worked as Special Assistant to the Administrator, focusing on restructuring and reorganization issues at AID.
PRESIDENTIAL TRANSITION TEAM
Chief of Staff
‘92 – Jan ‘93
Worked directly with Governor Richard W. Riley, Director of Presidential Transition Personnel. Responsible for coordination and administration of sub-Cabinet appointments in the Clinton Administration
UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Chief of Staff to Secretary Richard W. Riley
Jan ’94 – Oct. ‘95
Responsible for oversight of Department of Education management ($32 billion budget, 5,000 employees); political liaison to the White House; advisor to the Secretary on general education policy matters.
The WHITE HOUSE
Assistant to the President and Director of Scheduling and Advance
Oct ’94 – Oct. ‘95
Responsible for coordination and planning of all Presidential events: responsible for all Presidential meetings and briefings and for supervision and coordination of all Presidential travel. Management responsibility of staff of 25 full-time and 300 part-time employees.
EDUCATION MANAGEMENT CORPORATION
Executive Vice President
May ’96 – May ‘97
Responsible for corporate development and management of direct functional areas including legal, management information systems, governmental relations, human resources and the National Center for Professional Development. Coordinated EMC’s initial public offering (IPO completed 10/31/96) and corporate reorganization.
ADVANCE AMERICA, CASH ADVANCE CENTERS, INC.
President & Chief Executive Officer
Jul ’97 – Aug ‘05
Co-founder and principal executive officer for Advance America, Cash Advance Centers, Inc. (NYSE: AEA) Responsible for organization and execution of national roll-out of deferred deposit, overdraft protection concept.
ADVANCE AMERICA, CASH ADVANCE CENTERS, INC.
Chairman of the Board
Aug ’08 – Apr ‘12
Advance America sold April, 2012 to Grupo Elektra, SA
Adjunct Professor – Health Care Policy
2012 – Present
- More than 4,000 people have registered to vote at 21 Bojangles restaurants throughout the state in the past three weeks under a program initiated ...READ MORE
- Bojangle’s, Bi-Lo and C&S Bank have teamed up with the Palmetto Project to increase voter registration in South Carolina. Beginning, today, voter registration forms ...READ MORE
▪ Board of Directors, LKQ Corporation (NYSE: LKQ)
▪ Board of Directors, Golub BDC (NASDAQ: GBDC); Chair, Audit Committee
▪ Board of Directors, Compass Systems, Inc.
▪ Board of Trustees, Washington and Lee University (2008 – 2017)
▪ Board of Trustees, Converse College (1998 – 2010) Chairman, 2007-2010
▪ Board of Trustees, Spartanburg Day School (2004 – Present) Chairman, 2012-2015
▪ Board of Trustees, Liberty Fellowship (2005 – 2017)
▪ Board of Trustees, Greenville Health System (2010 – Present) Chairman, 2013-2015
▪ Board of Trustees, Spartanburg Regional Hospital System, Cancer Foundation (2012-2017) Chairman 2014-2016)
▪ Board of Visitors, MD Anderson Cancer Center (2008-Present)
▪ Board of Directors, New York Road Runners Advisory Council (2015-Present)
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