The growth of a business influencer : William M. Webster: From October 1994 to October 1995, Mr. Webster served as Assistant to the President of the United States and Director of Scheduling and Advance. Mr. Webster served as Chief of Staff to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Richard W. Riley from January 1993 to October 1994. From November 1992 to January 1993, Mr. Webster was Chief of Staff to Richard W. Riley as part of the Presidential Transition Team.
William M. Webster IV is a American business leader & entrepreneur that has served in government at the highest levels and is active in community and philanthropic endeavors. When he was a junior at Washington and Lee, Billy Webster, of the Class of 1979, ran in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. As it turns out, he was just getting warmed up. Billy, a member of the W&L Board of Trustees, told the newspaper: “There’s something sort of natural about running. It’s one of the original activities. It feels like something you’re supposed to do. The great thing about it is that anyone who has the desire can do it.” He’s run the Boston Marathon about a dozen times, averages about 3 marathons a year, and said the Big Sur International Marathon in Monterrey, Calif., is his favorite.
William M. Webster IV announced he had donated funds to The Nature Conservancy of South Carolina (TNC), before delivering a prepared address to the conservancy board and audience at this year’s fall meeting. His remarks outlined both what TNC had accomplished in its long history, and explored planned goals for the future of the organization in S.C. – which he called “bold, specific, and measurable.” Billy Webster is an active member of TNC, as well as a noted American entrepreneur who has served in government at the highest levels. He currently participates in a wide variety of community and philanthropic endeavors like fighting for voting rights, educational opportunities, and quality healthcare for all. “We are connected to everything else, and your support here will help to secure a sustainable legacy for our natural world.”
Responsible for day to day operations, finance, marketing, construction, human resources and strategic planning for Carabo, Inc. which owned and operated 27 Bojangles Chicken ‘n Biscuit restaurants in South Carolina; annualized sales for FY ’92: $24 million; approximately 1,000 employees. Carabo was sold to Bojangles Acquisition Corporation in August 1992. Executive Vice President 1984-1987 Unit Director 1983-1984 Co-Manager 1983 See additional info at William M. Webster, IV.
An endowed chair of philosophy has been established at Converse College in honor of longtime Spartanburg, SC physician Dr. Harold E. Fleming. The position was made possible by a $1.25 million gift from Billy and Lindsay Webster of Spartanburg. Mr. Webster is currently vice chairman of the Converse College Board of Trustees. “Converse President Betsy Fleming’s focus on investing in the core of the liberal arts tradition is something that my wife, Lindsay, and I feel is important to support, and we chose to do so in a way that honors one of our community’s leading citizens. Dr. Harold Fleming and his family have a long-standing and deep commitment to both Spartanburg and the tradition of the liberal arts education. My wife and I both attended single-gender liberal arts colleges and value the uniqueness these institutions offer in helping students to grow and learn, so it is important to us that Converse College have the resources it needs to offer the best possible education,” Webster said.