- State and Local Officials
- Tribal Governments
- Federal Government
- U.S. Congress
- Coalition Development and Advocacy Campaigns
- White House/Presidential Administration
- Governor/State Government
- Presidential Campaign
- Political Fundraising
William is the Co-Head of the bipartisan State and Local Advocacy practice group. He focuses on developing and implementing client engagement strategies in Washington and in state capitals around the country.
William previously served as a Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) in the Trump-Pence Administration. IGA serves as the primary liaison between the White House and the more than 500,000 state, local, territorial, and tribal leaders from the 50 States, 5 major Territories, and the District of Columbia. Under the Trump-Pence Administration, IGA engaged in unprecedented outreach and collaboration with stakeholders at all levels of government. From 2017-19, for example, IGA led the State Leadership Days Initiative that welcomed over 5,000 state, local, and tribal officials from all 50 states to the White House for briefings and discussion with Senior Administration Officials.
In addition to helping stakeholders navigate resources and programs across the federal government, William and the IGA team worked collaboratively with state, local, and tribal officials to advance a wide variety bipartisan policies and shared priorities. These include but are not limited to, responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with the most robust intergovernmental partnership in modern history, passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and other trade reform measures, and policies related to infrastructure, energy independence, broadband deployment, urban revitalization and rural prosperity, workforce training, natural disaster recovery, criminal justice reform, and combating the opioid epidemic. IGA also launched and led the Governors’ Initiative on Regulatory Innovation, a more than 700-strong stakeholder coalition promoting and advancing the administration’s regulatory reform agenda at the State and local level.
Before joining the White House in 2018, William served as a Vice President at BGR Group, where he practiced at the federal, state and local levels. Prior to his tenure at BGR, William worked in Georgia Governor Nathan Deal’s Office of Executive Counsel. He also served on 2012 GOP Presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s campaign as Georgia Political Coordinator where he oversaw grassroots operations in the state and assisted in the campaign’s Southeast Volunteer Deployment Program. From 2007 through 2009, William worked in the Republican National Committee’s (RNC) Finance Department where he started and managed a donor group for young professionals. In that role, he planned and executed various fundraising events throughout the country with senior officials, including the President of the United States and members of Congress.
A native of Thomasville, GA, William received a BA from the University of Virginia in 2007 and a JD from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2012.