Bill Penn


In addition to being President of BIRA, I am Treasurer of the newly formed Block Island Utility District which is working on acquiring BIPCO to benefit the electric rate payers. My other community activities include Chairman of the Historic District Commission and Member of the Harbor Church Stewardship Committee. My wife Sally and I are year-a-round residents of the Island.

Professionally, I am a retired senior commercial banker and a senior public administrator. I have been a finance consultant to the World Bank and USAID in Central and Eastern Europe. Academically, I have been a guest lecturer at Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Tufts University as well as being an Adjunct Professor of Real Estate Finance at Baruch College of the City University of New York.