Expiration of term: December 31, 2024
Bill Semple is a retired entrepreneur, businessman and Navy veteran best known for inventing and successfully licensing mapping programs now used by practically everyone who uses a smartphone, laptop, or computer. Bill began his career in life, health and annuity sales and then shifted to non-profit development, marketing, public relations, strategic planning, and operational benchmarking. In 1994, he invented and for the next twenty-two years oversaw the licensing of his “local search” technology to dozens of Fortune 500 companies, during which time he served as chief financial officer of a technology company. In addition to having won numerous awards for his community service, Bill is an avid clarinetist and member of the Fauquier Community Band. He also plays in the pit orchestra for Highland’s School musical productions. Bill and his wife Sally live with their poodle Sophie in a 1900 Victorian that Sally purchased in 1994. Sally raised her two children, Emily and Nathan in this home and credits much of their success and happiness to the safe environment Warrenton provided. As a consequence, Sally and Bill share an avid commitment to preserving the Warrenton they love.