William Crawford is the CEO of Pacolet Milliken, a private investment firm owned by the Milliken family that is a direct investor/owner in power & infrastructure and real estate. Its holdings include hydroelectric facilities, regulated utilities, and solar/ RNG/LNG projects, as well as various real estate properties located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Southeast, Texas, and California.
Before joining Pacolet Milliken, William was Senior Vice President with TD Bank, 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.
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 Marion and is active in many civic and charitable organizations. William and Marion have three grown children.