Director of Corporate Relations
Bill began working with Vrakas CPAs + Advisors in 2015. As Director of Corporate Relations, he is responsible for attracting resources and representing the organization and its needs to the business community. Bill identifies opportunities to share the Vrakas story and works with the shareholder group to recommend firm strategies based on market feedback from prospects and clients.
Bill’s most recent work as Executive Director of the Waukesha County Economic Development Corporation (WCEDC), included facilitating the growing economic base of Waukesha County by helping businesses interested in relocating or expanding in Waukesha County. He designed, implemented and measured business development strategies to ensure Waukesha County businesses were remaining globally competitive.
Bill is known for identifying multiple solutions to business problems, related to expansion and growth needs. He attributes his career success to his ability to build trust and rapport quickly, carefully listen for needs and devise solutions to meet those needs.
Bill is active in many professional organizations, including sitting on the Board of Directors for both Wisconsin Business Development Finance Corp and Lumen Christi Ministries, Inc. He is also a member of the Wisconsin Economic Development Association, Wisconsin Innovation Network and the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce. He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Madison, with a Bachelor of Business Administration and also earned his Economic Development Certificate from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. Bill was born and raised in South Milwaukee and currently resides in Greendale with his wife of 38 years. Away from the office Bill enjoys walking, golfing, reading and calligraphy. He also stays active in his church and community.