Named one of Washington's top lobbyists by The Hill, Bill Spencer is known as a tenacious and effective advocate for industry at the local, state and national levels. Bill has a solid reputation on Capitol Hill, with federal agencies and in the political arena as an aggressive leader and innovative strategist in addressing the legislative process, public policy issues, regulations and political campaigns. Bill's issue expertise includes: tax and fiscal policy; immigration reform; health care and benefits; energy and environment; public works and transportation; procurement, and labor-management relations.
Through Bill's leadership in these areas many companies have expanded their businesses nationally and internationally. Many company leaders credit Bill's business creativity and acumen for their development. Bill has been a guest speaker to thousands of business leaders throughout the country on issues important to their bottom line.
Prior to joining Potomac Strategic, Bill was the vice president of government affairs at Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC). With almost 25,000 members, ABC is one of the leading national organizations representing America's business community and the U.S. construction industry. At ABC, Bill led a team of 23 professionals in federal, state and local government activities: legislative; legal and regulatory; grassroots; and political action. He also founded and chaired, as well as served on the management committees of a number of major national business coalitions.
Bill has held high-level positions on presidential, U.S. Senate and gubernatorial campaigns. In addition, he worked for the Secretary of Commerce in the Reagan administration and for a California Senate leader in Sacramento.
A graduate of the University of Southern California with a degree in International Relations, he received his Juris Doctor from the University of the Pacific's McGeorge School of Law. Bill is married with two children and is very active in the community as "Cubmaster" and Little League coach.