The ascent of a finance entrepreneur : William M. Webster

Meet William M. Webster IV and some of his philosophy: 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.

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. When he was a junior at Washington and Lee, Billy Webster, of the Class of 1979, ran in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. As it turns out, he was just getting warmed up. A story in Billy’s hometown newspaper, the Spartanburg Herald Journal, last Saturday chronicles his career as a marathon runner over the past 35 years and notes that when he runs in the Paris Marathon on April 7, it will be his 100th race. When he finishes Paris, Billy will have raced 2,620 miles or, as the Herald Journal writer figures, one-tenth of a trip around the globe. And that, of course, does not count the miles and miles of training.

William M. Webster IV announced he had donated funds to The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina (TNC), before delivering a prepared address to the conservancy board and audience at this year’s fall meeting. His remarks outlined both what TNC had accomplished in its long history, and explored planned goals for the future of the organization in S.C. – which he called “bold, specific, and measurable.” Billy Webster is an active member of TNC, as well as a noted American entrepreneur who has served in government at the highest levels. He currently participates in a wide variety of community and philanthropic endeavors like fighting for voting rights, educational opportunities, and quality healthcare for all. “We are connected to everything else, and your support here will help to secure a sustainable legacy for our natural world.”

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. 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. Find extra details on William M. Webster, IV.

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. 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.