Mr. Timmons is Chairman Emeritus with responsibility for guiding corporate planning. From its formation until 1986, Mr. Timmons served as the company's president, recommending plans designed to achieve clients' goals in their relations with the federal government. Between 1969-1974, Mr. Timmons was Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs to Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford, where he was responsible for the Administrations' legislative programs and the principal advisor on Congressional relations. As a senior White House spokesman on Capitol Hill, he also coordinated strategy for department and agency legislative initiatives. Prior to his White House service, Mr. Timmons served 12 years in senior positions on Capitol Hill as Administrative Assistant to Representative Bill Brock (R-TN) and as an aide to Senator Alexander Wiley (R-WI). Bill served four years in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War period. He has held commissions from four Presidents and is a member of numerous professional, service, fraternal, and social organizations. Mr. Timmons has attended most Republican National Conventions since 1964. He was Director of Congressional Relations for the Nixon-Agnew campaign in 1968; National Convention Manager for Richard Nixon in 1968 and 1972, for Gerald Ford in 1976, and for Ronald Reagan in 1980-81 and 1984; and National Political Director for Reagan-Bush in 1980. He was also Deputy Director of the Transition for President-elect Reagan in 1980, and a senior advisor to Vice President George Bush's campaign in 1988 and Senator Bob Dole's Presidential bid in 1996. In 2000, he was a senior advisor to Governor Bush for the Republican Convention and was involved in the Bush-Cheney transition. Mr. Timmons graduated from Georgetown University and studied for his master's degree at George Washington University. Bill was born in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He has three children and nine grandchildren.