Bill has over 20 years of database administration and development experience. He is a co-founder of the Chicago chapter of the Professional Association for SQL Server (PASS), where he served as President for its first decade. He is a recipient of the “Outstanding PASS Volunteer” award, and he was a top 5 finalist of the Exceptional DBA Award. Bill has been a key organizer of the annual “SQL Saturdays” in Chicago. An Alum of Illinois State University, he was born and raised in Chicagoland.