William P. Foley, II is Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fidelity National Financial Inc. (NYSE: FNF), and Executive Chairman for Black Knight Financial Services.
Currently ranked number 366 on Fortune’s list of America’s largest companies, FNF provides title insurance, specialty insurance, claims management and information services. FNF also is a leading provider of outsourced claims management services to large corporate and public sector entities through its minority-owned subsidiary, Sedgwick CMS. Another FNF minority-owned subsidiary, Ceridian Corporation, is a leading information services company in the human resource, retail and transportation industries. In 2004, the company was selected by Forbes as one of the “26 Best Managed Companies in the U.S.” and has repeatedly been named to Fortune’s list of America’s Most Admired Companies, Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Companies and selected for Barron’s list of Best Companies for Investors.
Listed on the S&P 500® index, FIS is a global provider of core processing for financial institutions; card issuer and transaction processing; and related information products and outsourcing. FIS has been named the number one overall financial technology provider in the world by American Banker and by the research firm Financial Insight in the FinTech 100 rankings®.
After receiving his B.S. degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point, Bill served in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of Captain. He received an M.B.A. degree from Seattle University and earned his J.D. degree in 1974 from the University of Washington School of Law. From 1974 to 1984, Bill practiced law in Phoenix, Arizona, and focused primarily on corporate and real estate law. Following his legal tenure, Bill became affiliated with FNF. Through strategic acquisitions, Bill led FNF to become one of the largest title insurance companies in the nation, as well as to diversify into information services through the 2003 acquisition of ALLTEL Information Services, now Lender Processing Services (NYSE: LPS).
Bill devotes time to many educational and community organizations. He serves as an advisory board member for the University of Washington School of Law, the Florida Forum Advisory Board for Wolfson Children’s Hospital Women’s Board. Bill also serves Chapman University School of Law both as a member of the Dean’s Council and as an Endowed Chair of the William Foley Chair in Corporate Law & Taxation. In 1997, he was chosen as Orange County, California’s Business Person of The Year, honored with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Semper Fidelis award and inducted into the Florida Council of Economic Education’s First Coast Business Hall of Fame in 2006.
Bill and his wife, Carol, are active philanthropists for many causes, especially those in support of children’s education. Bill serves as a Trustee on the Boards of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens. His additional professional directorships include Winter Sports, Inc. and Remy International, Inc.
In addition to his numerous professional and philanthropic commitments, Bill is an accomplished golfer, ranked in 2004 by Golf Digest as one of the top five executive golfers in the world. Bill enjoys his time as a vintner and is the founder and managing partner of Foley Family Wines, headquartered in Sonoma, California. Most recently, Bill formed and serves as Chairman of Glacier Restaurant Group, LLC, the largest restaurant business headquartered in Montana. He is also the developer of Rock Creek Cattle Company, an 80,000-acre working Montana ranch, featuring a high-end golf community with diverse homesteads, a well-appointed lodge for recreation and dining, and an exceptional golf course designed by Tom Doak.