Business 100 - 2009

Howell Willam

William Howell/Howell Enterprises

Bill Howell blends financial, legal, and public experience with his relationships to create business opportunities.  His platforms include Greystone  and Shelbourne Securities;  top investment managers are his clients. Howell was a managing director for Prudential Securities and served two Speakers of the NYS Assembly and Mayor Koch.

At Prudential, Howell was an investment banker and directed new business strategy. His other positions included:  Mayor’s Rep. to the Board of Estimate and Rep. to the City Council, as well as Chair of NYSERDA. Howell leads the fund placement efforts for Emerald Development Managers and recently obtained a $150 million commitment from NYC retirement systems.  This private equity fund will invest in ground-up development projects in Ireland and the US.

He serves on the Anthony Robbins Foundation and is a founder of the STOQ Int’l Leadership society. Howell’s education includes a B.A from John Carroll University, a University of Pittsburgh M.P.A. and a J.D. from St. Johns Law.  He resides in Rockville Centre, NY with his wife and three children and traces his Irish roots to Galway and Belfast.