William A. Ward
Executive Vice President
Bill Ward is Executive Vice President & Director of Governmental Affairs for the Home Builders Association of Illinois. He is the chief administrative operating officer of the association and is also in charge of all state legislative activities conducted by HBAI.
Bill's tenure with the HBAI began in 1989 as Director of Governmental Affairs. Prior to coming to the HBAI, he was Issues Development Specialist for Illinois House Speaker Michael J. Madigan, focusing on local government, transportation, agriculture, and rural healthcare. He also worked on several state and federal political campaigns from 1980 to 1988.
Bill holds a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communications from Southern Illinois University.