Bill Wilson - Board Secretary and Treasurer

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”

― Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

“We all spend our life deciding where to go. Will we stay on the same path, safe and steady, or will we try something different, a new adventure, a new challenge? All of my life I have been called to the new path. Out of every new thing I have grown and learned. Sometimes the growth was fun and exciting, sometimes it was painful, but always I have come away, from each experience, a more complete person.”

Bill has over 40 years of experience doing new things, often things that were ahead of their time. As a young software developer he helped build a very early version of an electronic health records system. During the heyday of the semiconductor revolution he lead a team of engineers developing innovative robotic and high speed measurement equipment for Semiconductor Manufacturing. He was Director and Chief Systems Architect for a startup consulting company which was a New England Deloitte 50 Fastest Growing Company two years running where he managed innovative projects. And In one of those very painful growth experiences he managed a worldwide team of software engineers building an ACA Health Insurance Exchange.

Bill grew up on the water. His family was active in power and sail all up and down coastal NC. Bill doubled down on his love of sailing after moving to Massachusetts, culminating in the exhilarating experience of working foredeck in the 1985 J/24 North American championships. His main personal interest is in trying new things and learning new skills, he is, among other, things a woodworker and a fisherman. He moved to Wilmington to be near the beach and takes advantage of it as often as he can.

Bill grew up in Durham North Carolina, Received A B.S in Computer Science from Furman University and an M.S. In Computer science from UNC Chapel Hill. After completing his education he moved to Boston for 35 years. He returned to NC after the brutal winter of 2014-15 (another painful experience). Since moving to Wilmington he has continued consulting on a part time basis while he devotes a significant portion of his energy to volunteer work.