The Lynchburg Office of Economic Development and the Economic Development Authority welcome Bill Lovern as the newest member of the Economic Development Authority this month. Bill grew up in Lynchburg, attending E. C. Glass High School, and graduated from the University of Virginia with a BA in Economics.
Bill’s career began in New York, trading and marketing government securities for The Bankers Trust Company on Wall Street. He later worked for Goldman Sachs in Philadelphia before returning to New York to work for Smith Barney and then for Nomura Securities International as an international capital markets. Bill is now the co-founder and Executive Vice President of The Global Volunteer Partnership, an organization that is developing resources to enable skilled American volunteers and US nonprofits and companies to contribute to global development through projects targeting economic growth, education, health, the environment, information technology and agriculture.
Bill has been a FIFA Grade 8 referee since 2002 and referees approximately 50 matches a year for Central Virginia United and the Virginia High School League. He is enthusiastic and passionate about the economic future of Lynchburg and is happy to have returned to the city in which he was born and raised.
The Lynchburg Economic Development Authority is a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Virginia and serves as the incentive arm of the City of Lynchburg. The EDA actively pursues investment and development opportunities, and elevates the economic development profile of the City. EDA members are appointed by City Council and may serve up to three consecutive four year terms.