H. WILLIAM “BILL” PERRY
CEO & MANAGING SHAREHOLDER, GUNSTER, WEST PALM BEACH
Perry, a private pilot, is an avid fisherman and a marathon runner who’s completed both the New York and Boston marathons in under three hours.
In his role at the helm of 94-year-old Gunster, which now has more than 190 attorneys in 12 offices from Tallahassee to the Keys, he helps steer the strategic vision for his firm. His legal practice has focused on real estate and business law, and he has worked on infrastructure projects that have helped shape South Florida, including power plants, airports and large residential communities.
In 2010, as a member of the Florida Chamber Foundation, Perry was part of the initial launch of the statewide Six Pillar initiative and discussions on the critical issues affecting Florida’s future. Since then, he has helped steer the Florida Chamber’s efforts to guide the state’s infrastructure development in the important trade and logistics sector.
Locally, he took part in a Six Pillar strategic planning process for Palm Beach County and served as a member of the executive committee for the South Florida Regional Partnership, which developed a regional long-term strategic plan, called the 7/50 Plan, for the seven coastal counties in southeastern Florida.