In 1976, Bill and his twin brother Bob co-founded Gemini Properties, their real estate operating and investment company.
Bill currently serves on boards of trustees for the American Seniors Housing Association (ASHA), Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Sooner Chapter, Philbrook Museum of Art (Philbrook), and University of Tulsa.
Bill earlier served as Board Chair for ASHA and the Tulsa Community Foundation, the second largest community foundation in the nation.
wife Susan chaired the 2007 LIFE Senior Services annual gala and the 2010 & 2011 Domestic Violence Intervention Service galas.
Susan & Bill
then chaired the 2012 & 2014 Philbrook Wine Experiences, placing the event into one of the top three fundraisers of its kind, nationwide.
will assume board chairmanship of Philbrook beginning July 2015.
Longtime Tulsa Area United Way
board members, Bill & Bob
chaired the 2002 TAUW capital campaign, raising a record-breaking $25 million in the midst of the country's financial crisis; the following year, the pair served as board co-chairs of TAUW.
Bill & Bob
also chaired the 2000 & 2013 LIFE Senior Services capital campaigns, exceeding the fundraising goals in one-half the projected time.
most significant contributions to Tulsa is his
seven-year term of board service to the Housing Authority of the City of Tulsa, which included his
chairpersonship of HOPE VI, a Public Housing Revitalization Program.
This $60 million public-private undertaking eliminated 1940s vintage housing and made way for "Country Club Gardens," 396 units of exceptional residential apartments for low income & market rate housing.
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Tulsa
recognized Bill & Bob
in granting them their 2001 Leadership Award.
They also were recipients of the 2000 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser and the 2007 Outstanding Philanthropist awards from the Association of Fundraising Professionals Eastern Oklahoma Chapter
The University of Tulsa
named Bill & Bob
their 2011 Outstanding Entrepreneurs, inducting them into the Collins College of Business Hall of Fame
Bill became a Certified Public Accountant in 1977 (Missouri), following the receipt of his Bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Tulsa in 1974.
resides in Tulsa with his
Sherry Moore - Executive Administrator for Robert & William Thomas