The Park Authority Board selected William G. Bouie to serve as Chair on January 28, 2009. Bouie, an active volunteer in the community, as well as a senior telecommunications executive, has represented the Hunter Mill District on the Board since his 2005 appointment. He previously served as the Board Vice Chairman and with this election becomes the first African-American to Chair this prestigious Board.
Bouie believes that you should touch someone's life in a positive way, each and every day. He notes, "Whatever you decide to do, do it with passion and conviction."
Well-known for his work with youth in the Northern Virginia area, Bouie remains very active and involved. He is the Assistant District Administrator for Little League Baseball of Northern Virginia, was the Northern Virginia Little League Volunteer of the Year in 2007, was a Project Gold Team Member with the United States Olympic Committee, and is a nationally ranked racquetball player.
He also serves on the board of Public Links, Inc., the Reston Community Center Board of Governors, and the Initiative for Public Art Reston (IPAR). He was selected as Lord Fairfax in 1996 and received the Best of Reston Award in 1993 and again in 2001.
Bouie serves as Chair of the Executive Committee, and is the liaison to the Arts Council. Professionally, Bouie is a man of great accomplishment. He is currently the Senior Business Development Director, Managed Services, Federal Sector with Siemens Enterprise Communications. Previous to that, he served as a Senior Vice President - Business Development with HCI Technologies of Reston, VA and Director of Telecommunications for Michigan Consolidated Gas.
Born and raised in Detroit, MI, Bouie received his Bachelor's degree in political science from Western Michigan University, and his Master's degree in business management from Central Michigan University. He has participated and served on the Research and Development Council at Bell Labs and has provided consulting services to other major vendors in the telecommunications marketplace.
He and his wife Regina reside in Reston.