Bill Teator provides overall project management and strategic communication to Capital Advocates, LLC clients. He has 18 years of experience in government and public affairs serving the needs of elected officials, corporate, small business, municipal and non-profit organizations. He specializes in strategic planning, project management and execution to identify and deliver public policy and business development solutions supporting research, commercial and economic development goals of clients.
Bill has successfully assisted clients with identifying strategic opportunities for growth in relation to public sector priorities and developing plans that foster public-private collaboration and shared success. He leads implementation coordinating project team, client and third party stakeholders within the often shifting political, policy, business, finance and public opinion dynamics. He is experienced coordinating multi-disciplinary teams of lobbyists, media relations, paid advertising, business planning professionals and other professional advisors frequently necessary to deliver overall success in public affairs campaigns and business development projects.
Bill has led government and public affairs projects on behalf of Fortune 500, start-up, non-profit, higher education and public institutions. His experience covers numerous industry and policy sectors including agriculture, energy, finance, healthcare, trade, transportation, veterans and technology/telecommunications issues. Some representative clients over the years are University at Buffalo, Energy East Corporation, StemCyte an adult cord blood stem cell collection and advanced therapeutics company, the Community College of Philadelphia, Tyson Foods, the National Milk Producers Federation, American Farm Bureau, General Electric and more.
In 2011, Bill served as voluntary Chair to the Energy Policy Advisory Committee of Congressman Chris Gibson (R-NY) recruiting experts across alternative, renewable, traditional power generation and transmission sectors. In 2001, he assisted the co-chair and Executive Director of a Presidential appointed task force on improving VA and Department of Defense healthcare to our nation’s veterans, securing a broad array of leading healthcare, veteran and military advocacy experts.
Bill remains a senior strategic advisor to comprehensive public relations firm, Xenophon Strategies, in Washington, D.C. Bill was a public and government affairs consultant with The Solomon Group, LLC from 1999 to 2002 after serving for four years (1994-1998) as Press Secretary and Legislative Aide to then Congressman and House Rules Committee Chairman Gerald B.H. Solomon (R-NY, 1979-1999). He started Capital Advocates, LLC in May of 2003 after working for The Livingston Group, LLC upon its acquisition of The Solomon Group the year before. In 2006, he relocated his family and primary business to New York’s Capital Region where he grew up and helped serve the communities while working in Congress.
Teator received his BA from Binghamton University. He was born and raised in Durham, New York in that states northern Catskills region. He currently resides with his wife and two children in Saratoga Springs, NY. Bill is active in Boy Scouts of America, youth coaching and advising emerging and small growth businesses in energy, health, real estate and agribusiness sectors.more » « less