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Background

Since 1997 when I started the W D Hall Company, I’ve been working with Business Owners of companies that are growing or that want to grow. For eleven years before that, I was the owner of the Hall Southwest Corporation, an environmental and engineering consulting firm with offices in Austin, Dallas and Midland, Texas. We provided a broad range of field services and regulatory support to large industrial, commercial and municipal clients.

In 2010, I added Clean Water Strategies (CWS) to the W D Hall Company portfolio. The mission of CWS is to “stretch out” clean water supplies in Texas. We deal with the issues of too much and not enough water for industrial, municipal and agricultural uses. Our ongoing market intelligence results in actionable information for our clients. We organize and facilitate our investigations to identify reasonable and economic solutions. Clean Water Strategies is now a marketing resource for the W D Hall Company

I’ve been in the private sector most of the time since I graduated from the University of Texas with a Masters Degree in 1974. My positions and responsibilities have included: staff hydrogeologist, project manager, field services manager, senior hydrogeologist / operations manager, research scientist, corporate marketing manager, technology commercialization manager, entrepreneur, business owner, and independent business consultant. For a few years in the mid 90’s, I had a vineyard near Fredericksburg, Texas. That career ended when the goats ate my grapes!

Over the past 25 years, I have started, built, sold, acquired and merged services firms. I understand what it is like to be responsible for a business 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. I believe my hands-on experience and success with my own businesses differentiate me from most other business consultants, advisors, mentors, counselors, coaches, etc.

EDUCATION

  • Bachelors of Science Degree, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, VA (1969)
  • Master of Arts Degree, Geological Sciences, The University of Texas at Austin (1974)

EXPERIENCE

  • Working with business owners assisting with sales and marketing, strategic business planning, operations audits, business development programs, acquisition strategies, market analysis and competitive intelligence, financial forecasting, and, client and employee management and development. (W D Hall Company, Austin and Fredericksburg, Texas, 1997 to present; Clean Water Strategies, 2010 to present)
  • Eleven years as owner-manager of a successful environmental and engineering consulting firm. (Hall Southwest Corporation, Austin, TX, 1983 to 1994)
  • Fourteen years in sales and marketing, operations management, and administration with national and international engineering and environmental consulting firms. (Dames & Moore, Espey-Huston & Assoc., Hydro-Search, Hall Southwest/GTI, Groundwater Technology, Inc., Fluor Daniel/GTI)
  • Active duty in the U.S. Navy on the USS Rowan (DD782) serving as Staff Communications Officer. (Commander Destroyer Division 152 in the Tonkin Gulf. -1970 and 1971)

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Member, Advisory Council, University of Texas Geology Foundation (1992 – 2004)
  • Industry Council on the Environment (ICE), Board of Directors (1992-1993), (2001 to Present), Water Committee Chair (2001-2004), Membership Committee Chair (2004 -2006)
  • Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS) Program Committee-Austin (2004 -2006)
  • Society for Competitive Intelligence Professionals (SCIP) (2001-2006)
  • ABA Law Practice Management Section, Associate Member (2002 – 2005)
  • Real Estate Council of Austin (RECA) (Regional Planning Committee) (2005-2006)
  • American Marketing Association (AMA) (Hospitality Committee) – Austin Chapter (2002 -2004)
  • Association of Independent Information Professionals (AIIP) (2005 -Present)
  • National Federation Of Independent Businesses (NFIB) (2008 to 2010)
  • World Future Society (WFS) (2008 to 2010)
  • The Produced Water Society (2010 to Present)
  • Texas Ground Water Association (2010 to 2016)
  • The American Water Works Association (AWWA) (2010 to 2017)
  • The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) (2011 to 2016)
  • The American Association Of Petroleum Geologists (2010 to 2016)
  • The American Institute of Professional Geologists (1981-1994) (Chairman Environmental Committee Texas Section 1987-1990); 2015 to Present, AIPG -TX Board Member
  • Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce 2016 to Present; Ambassadors 2017 to Present
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