Business Executive, Amateur Sports Coach, Clinician and Mentor
After more than four decades as an executive for a global manufacturing and distribution leader serving the aluminum industry, Bill “enjoyed” a brief retirement before launching a new career in public service. He is now a business manager for Atlantic City, New Jersey, whose responsibilities focus on the Atlantic City Expressway and the city’s International Airport.
What has never changed is his total commitment to the youth of the Toms River, New Jersey community where he and his incredibly supportive wife, Diane, have made their home for more than 40 years. Bill’s dedication to youngsters and student-athletes in particular has been and remains extraordinary. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the past international champion Toms River East Little League; founder of the nationally recognized Black Sox Baseball Club; member of the Governing Board of the Atlantic Baseball Confederation Collegiate League and Youth Sports Safety Advisory Board; recipient of the Hurricane Sandy Hero Award; a coach; mentor; and speaker at countless youth sports conferences and clinics in the U.S. and abroad.
“My passion is my family and my extended family… amateur student athletes. The Play for James Foundation embodies that same passion just as its mission and goals mirror mine.”
As someone who knew James, coached and advised him, and witnessed his compassion, leadership, friendship and empathy for people, without regard for color, creed, ethnicity or social circumstances, Bill says that it is “humbling, an honor, an a privilege” to serve the Foundation that bears his name. To which we can only say that the feeling is mutual.