Bill is Founder and CEO of Heyman Associates. He has been responsible for filling top communications roles for some of the most recognized brands in the world, including leading corporations, foundations, academic institutions, and professional associations. Bill and the firm have affiliate firms across the globe.
With his diverse network and passion for the work of executive search, Bill sets the example for Heyman Associates in building top-performing communications teams: listen to the client, get to know their unique culture and the appropriate chemistry with senior executives and deliver candidates with the right mix of both hard communications skills and intangible qualities.
In February 2021, the fifth annual Arthur W. Page Center Awards honored Bill, along with Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID director; Judy Woodruff, anchor and managing editor of PBS Newshour; and Eugene Robinson, Washington Post columnist and editor. All four received the Larry Foster Award for Integrity in Public Communication. The award is a recognition of long careers ethically and responsibly communicating with the public.
Throughout his career, Bill has been actively involved in many professional organizations. He serves on committees for The Seminar, the Arthur W. Page Society and is a founding board member of The Plank Center for Leadership in Public Relations at the University of Alabama. Bill formerly served as an Executive Advisor to the Department of Communication of the College of Charleston as well as having sat on the board of the LAGRANT Foundation and the Institute for Public Relations.
At the early onset of the global 2020 pandemic, Bill, along with social impact expert, Jane Randel, co-founded The CONVERSATION, a weekly zoom program for senior communications executives. The programming is dedicated to relevant critical issues of the day and has been widely and positively received.
A graduate of Gettysburg College, Bill has served on the school’s Communications and Marketing Advisory Council and Board of Fellows. Most recently, Bill was appointed to Gettysburg’s President’s Advisory Council and the Eisenhower Institute National Advisory Council, and received the Gettysburg College Meritorious Service Award. Bill earned his MBA from Adelphi University.
His greatest pride is his family—his wife Doreen and his two adult daughters, Alison and Corey. Bill resides in Locust Valley, NY, not far from where he grew up in Glen Cove.