“Having spent much of my life here with my parents and other relatives, Plymouth Harbor is near and dear to my heart. Someday, we will call it home, too.” – Bill Johnston, Chair, Plymouth Harbor Foundation Board of Trustees
Well regarded in financial circles throughout the country, Bill was the President and COO of the New York Stock Exchange from 1996 to 2001. In addition, he has a long and distinguished career on Wall Street with several well-known firms, and is a graduate of Washington and Lee University. Bill is the consummate Board member who shares his time and talent with many organizations in addition to Plymouth Harbor, including locally DeSoto National Park, Boys & Girls Club of Manatee Foundation, and New College of Florida. His advisory board service is too numerous to mention in this article, but suffice it to say that he is in demand and gives generously of his time. Prior to Bill’s involvement with the Foundation Board, he served six years as a Plymouth Harbor Trustee. He was first introduced to Plymouth Harbor by five relatives who preceded him, including his parents, two aunts, and an uncle. Bill and his wife, Betsy, are Bradenton residents who also spend part of their time in the northeast.