Bill Summers joined VFG in late 1993, shortly after an honorable discharge from the US Army.
He earned his BS in Business Administration from the University of Pittsburgh in 1998. In 2010, he earned his MBA with a concentration in International Business from The Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina.
Bill’s business and personal interests have enabled him to travel across the globe. Along the way, he has helped start several small businesses including export & import, manufacturer’s rep, IT services, and retail.
His endeavors have given him the opportunity to live and work in the USA, the UK, Germany and Belgium. Dealing with people from different cultures and walks of life has given Bill not only a better appreciation of different perspectives, it has given him an excellent education on interpersonal relationships.
His ongoing education includes graduating from the Clemson University Extension Palmetto Leadership Development Program in Dorchester County (SC) in 2007 and attending numerous professional conferences, development courses and seminars with special emphasis on international commerce, sales, credit, marketing, leasing and financing, and leadership.
He enjoys art, basketball, gardening, golf, skiing, and live music. Bill and Aura Lee, his wife, reside in Franklin, TN. The couple made the move in late 2016 after having spent just over 11 years in Summerville, SC (near Charleston).