Bill Bissett was the president of the Kentucky Coal Association until recently becoming the president of the Huntington, WV Chamber of Commerce. Bill was previously employed as the chief of staff and senior vice president for communications of Marshall University.
Prior to working for his alma mater, Bill served as vice president of public relations for Charles Ryan Associates (CRA), an integrated marketing firm with offices in Charleston, WV and Richmond, VA. During his tenure at CRA, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Friends of Coal campaign. Prior to his work at CRA, Bill served as director of communications for both the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and the West Virginia Department of Transportation. He has also worked in television marketing and advertising and was a columnist for The Charleston Gazette.
Bill earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. from Marshall University, in addition to receiving his commission in the United States Army. Bill currently serves on the board of Teach For America Appalachia.