William Willis

William joined CDA in 2022 to further develop the Equitable Development Initiative and provide advisory services to developers, Community Development Corporations (CDC), and non-profit organizations in the Cleveland Development Advisors market service area. 

Prior to joining CDA, William was the Economic Development Manager for Burten, Bell, Carr Development Inc, where he led real estate development efforts, managed land acquisition strategies as part of the Opportunity Corridor development, and provided comprehensive services to small businesses. 

William has a master’s degree in Public Administration and Economic Development from Cleveland State University, Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs as well as a bachelor’s degree from Cleveland State University, Political Science.