William L. Peel, Jr.

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Marketing and Development
Bill Peel, who earned a Bachelor of Environmental Design degree in 1974 and Master of Architecture degree in 1975, is executive vice president and chief development officer at Tellepsen, a Houston-based leader in commercial, industrial and concrete construction. He has led many successful projects as an executive and senior manager in a wide range of organizations, including international design/engineering firms, construction, management consulting, real estate investment and development companies, during his four-decade career. Among Peel’s major successes are the $700 million redevelopment and expansion of Memorial City, one of Houston’s major urban centers, and a $247 million merger of two leading healthcare design/construction and development companies. Throughout his career, he has demonstrated a unique ability to infuse vision, creativity and innovation into every leadership position he has held and is now actively mentoring the next generation to carry on the values of generosity, integrity and excellence so deeply instilled in him. Peel also holds leadership positions in numerous civic organizations, serving on the board of directors of the Sam Houston Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America, Collaborative for Children, Houston Christian High School and Recenter. He is chairman of the board of Houston Tomorrow, an organization dedicated to quality-of-life issues for Houstonians. He serves the College of Architecture as a longtime member of the Dean’s Development Advisory Council and as a frequent guest lecturer.
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