Bill Sechrest

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Biographical Information

"Bill Sechrest is a founder of Winstead Sechrest & Minick, a Texas based law firm of approximately 300 attorneys. Bill graduated from Stanford University in 1964 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics and from Southern Methodist University Law School in 1967 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence Degree.

"Bill has close to 40 years of experience practicing law, counseling clients and serving as a legal and business consultant in a wide range of disciplines including corporate, banking and real estate concerns. Bill also founded Winco, Inc., the predecessor to Winstead Consulting, and in that role has advised financial institutions concerning a broad range of financial issues. Bill is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Dallas Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the American College of Real Estate Lawyers. He has served on the board of directors of Esalen Institute, The Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, the Unity Church of Dallas and is a past chairman of The Real Estate Council (Dallas), The Real Estate Council Foundation and The First Tee Dallas. He is currently a member of the board of directors of The Men's Warehouse and the Ojai Community Bank, and for the latter he is a co-founder. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the World Business Academy.

"Bill is an author of a number of books and articles including "Beneath Words", a book of photographs and poetry having as its focus the Monterey Peninsula and Big Sur. Throughout his business career, Bill has presented papers and been engaged in social concerns involving both law and economic issues. " [1]

"Bill currently serves on the Board of Directors and chairs the Audit Committee for both The Men’s Warehouse, Inc. (listed on the New York Stock Exchange) and Ojai Community Bank, a publicly traded California state bank. He is Chairman of the Board of the Institute of Noetic Sciences. Bill received his B.A. in Economics from Stanford University and his J.D. from Southern Methodist University. Bill is the author of The Creation of Joe Bankhead, Beneath Words, and numerous publications on economic and monetary policy." [2]


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  1. Team, Conscious Business Institute, accessed November 19, 2011.
  2. Vitamin Angels Board, organizational web page, accessed March 27, 2013.