11 South Union Street
Montgomery, Alabama 36130
||9805 East Avenue
Theodore, AL 36582
Bill attended E.R. Dickson Elementary School, Sydney Phillips Middle School, and Murphy High School, and was active in sports, and played
the trumpet; still a hobby today. After graduating high school, he married his high school sweetheart, Susan Binegar, from Grand Bay. Susan is
also a small retail business owner and realtor.
During his high school summers Bill worked at his grandparent's farm, cleaned swimming pools, and also worked as a laborer on construction
Bill attended University of South Alabama and graduated with his B.S. in Commercial Banking/Finance, with studies in economics from the
London School of Economics & Political Science, London, England. He later went on to receive his M.B.A. at the Owen Graduate School of
Management, Vanderbilt University, graduating in 1990.
After graduating in 1990, Bill worked with Fortune 100 corporations including Emerson Electric, AlliedSignal, Eaton, and a British company,
Balfour-Beatty. He was away from Mobile for 15 years, but visited frequently to see family here, and intended to return to Mobile after gaining
experience in business. During his time away from Mobile he worked in the USA, Europe, and Asia. Wherever he lived, he observed and noted
government policies, which encouraged business growth and family values, and those that didn't, having it in mind to one-day affect public
policy more deeply. He was particularly affected by the socialist policies of Europe that damage individual incentive and business growth, and
the lack of private property rights which exist in China.
Bill moved back to Mobile in 2002, following a personal evaluation in light of the 9/11 tragedy, to be closer to family. He is owner of a private
practice which focuses on corporate strategic consulting. He works with clients in the U.S., and Europe in defining their growth strategy and
implementing it through acquisitions and alliances.
His past experience in the decision-making machinery of global corporate offices and legislative involvement makes him uniquely qualified to
contribute legislative pro-growth, pro-business strategies to the region. He knows what these job-creating companies are looking for and how to
encourage them to come to Mobile.
Bill is an Advisory Board Member to Outback America, a Christian organization that holds family camps in Mobile and other cities, a Board
Chairman of a local Christian School, Board Member to N.E.S.T., a local organization servicing the needs of the Strickland Youth Center, and an
Executive Committee Member of the Mobile Republican Party.
Over the years, Bill has been active as:
- Board member of Bethany Christian Adoption Services;
- Toastmasters International President;
- United Way Corporate Chairman;
- Christian Camp Speaker & Sunday School Teacher:
- Promoted the Arts & Community Music programs;
- Worked with Peace & Reconciliation Entities in the Middle East & Europe;
- Hosted events in association with the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC & various similar gatherings in other countries;
- Legislative representative and author of federal legislation;
- Council Member for Governor Bentley on the Alabama State Health Planning Counsel.
Bill Hightower believes in Mobile, and believes in making a difference in the state legislature.