Bill Palmer has experience with the finances of nonprofits from multiple perspectives. For more than two years, he has acted as CFO at a local children’s charity, where he oversees the accounting staff and also assists the executive director in budgeting and long range planning to support capacity building. Bill spent ten years on the governing board of a private school, where he led the financial planning, led a capital campaign which successfully raised $1.5 million from private donors, negotiated long term loans, and set pricing policies. He has also successfully performed as acting CFO for companies in a wide range of for-profit industries, including software development, commercial real estate, construction, equipment distribution and service, and retail. As Chair of the CFO Selections foundation, he leads the Board as they review grant applicants and oversees disbursement of funds and reporting from grantees.
Bill holds an MBA from Seattle University, a BBAd from Gonzaga University, and is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School. He has been involved in his community as Chair of the Finance and Development Committees at his church and as Treasurer of the Newport Yacht Club; he currently serves as the Vice President of his Homeowners Association and Board Treasurer at Kindering.