Concordia native named to Marshall Foundation Board of Trustees

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Concordia native William E. “Bill” Dreyer, of San Antonio, Texas, has been named to the Board of Trustees of the George C. Marshall Foundation, located in Lexington, Va.

Dreyer is a retired senior executive from SBC Inc. He started working for Southwestern Bell Telephone Co., in St. Louis in 1959. In 1992 he became president of Southwestern Bell of Texas, part of SBC, where he headed a workforce of 30,000. He retired in 1998 as the senior executive vice president of SBC, which is now AT&T. The presidents of all the states reported to him in that position, and he reported directly to the Chairman of the Board.

Dreyer served as the Knight Commander (national president) of the Kappa Alpha Order from 2011 to 2015. He is a recipient of the Knight Commander’s Accolade, the Order’s highest honor. Dreyer serves on the Board of Trustees of the Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation.

A native of Concordia, Mo., Dreyer graduated from William Jewell College and currently serves on the college's Board of Trustees. In 1985, he received the Citation of Achievement, the college’s highest honor.

The independent George C. Marshall Foundation, located in Lexington, Va., perpetuates the legacy of George Marshall, former Army chief of staff during World War II, secretary of state, secretary of defense and architect of the Marshall Plan for European post-war economic recovery.

The Foundation has 21 members on its board of trustees.

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