Bill Holman

Senior Advisor, Conservation Acquisition

Headshot of Bill Holman.

Bill Holman is Senior Advisor to the Conservation Fund in NC. He directed the Fund’s real estate program in NC from 2013-2023.

His current projects include increasing funding for NC’s Land & Water Fund and Parks & Recreation Trust Fund, providing funding for state and local trails and advocating for One Water strategies to protect drinking water and to reduce flooding.

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