Bill Holman

North Carolina State Director

Headshot of Bill Holman.

Bill Holman is North Carolina State Director of The Conservation Fund. He directs The Conservation Fund’s real estate program in NC.

His current projects include supporting North Carolina’s conservation trust funds in the state legislature, protecting Waterrock Knob on the Blue Ridge Parkway in Haywood County, establishing Headwaters State Forest in Transylvania County, and working with water & electric utilities to increase protection of water supplies.

Holman directed Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions state policy program from 2007-2012. He served as Governor Jim Hunt’s Secretary of the NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources from 1999-2000 and as Assistant Secretary from 1998-1999. He worked as Executive Director of the NC Clean Water Management Trust Fund, a water quality financing program, from 2001-2006.

The Water Environment Federation presented its Outstanding Contributions to the Water Environment for Non-Members Award to Holman in 2014.

Holman graduated magna cum laude with a BS in biology from NC State University in Raleigh. He completed hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1975.

Contact:     Phone: 919-948-6189    Office:  North Carolina