William Crawford is the Chief Executive Officer and President of Pacolet Milliken. In such capacity, he has primary responsibility for the Company’s overall performance, its strategic planning and shareholder communications. William joined Pacolet in 2013, serving first as General Counsel, and then subsequently as President & COO.
Prior to joining Pacolet Milliken, William was Senior Vice President with TD Bank, where he was responsible for the legal aspects associated with the Bank’s US-wide corporate, real estate and contract functions. He previously was EVP – Chief Legal and Risk Officer of The South Financial Group, Inc., a publicly-traded banking holding company that sold to The Toronto-Dominion Bank in 2010. From 1989 through 2001, William was a lawyer with Wyche Burgess Freeman & Parham in Greenville SC, where he specialized in SEC matters, corporate finance, governance and M&A activities. During his tenure with the firm, he was a partner and a member of its executive committee.
William was born in Cuthbert, GA. He received his undergraduate and graduate degrees in piano performance from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and his law degree from Harvard Law School. He lives in Greenville, SC with his wife and three children, and is active in many civic and charitable organizations.