William H. “Bill” Flores is an entrepreneur, business visionary, and public policy leader. In early 2021, he transitioned from public service to reengage in the private sector through board membership, as well as to invest more time with family and community activities.
While serving in board governance and senior C-Level leadership positions for industrial and energy-related entities in the private sector, Bill helped create and/or save hundreds of jobs while generating billions of dollars of value for investors, including public company shareholders, private-equity investors, public sector pensions, and retirement funds. During his time in the private sector, he led the formation, financing, building, restructuring, and mergers of successful publicly traded and privately held enterprises.
During his service as Representative for the 17th Congressional District of Texas during the 112th through 116th Congresses (2011 through 2021), Bill served on the following committees—House Energy & Commerce Committee, House Budget Committee, House Natural Resources Committee, and House Veterans Affairs Committee. He also chaired the Republican Study Committee (RSC), the largest and most impactful caucus in Congress, during 2015-2016. His work on behalf of constituents and organizations, particularly those related to Veterans and job creators, resulted in numerous recognitions for public service.
Bill currently serves as Independent Director and Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT). He was selected for this position in connection with the restructuring of the organization’s governance mandated by the Texas Legislature following Winter Storm Uri in 2021. He also serves as a Director of CO2 Energy Transitions LLC; a recently formed NASDAQ company focused on acquisitions in the emerging energy transitions space, and as an Strategic Advisory Director of Veriten LLC. Bill’s other governance roles include Board of Trustees of Houston Christian University; Corporate Board of Directors of Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI); Texas Advisory Committee of the US Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC); Director Member of the Latino Corporate Directors Association (LCDA); Executive Council Member of the McCombs Energy Initiative at The University of Texas; Board of Directors of Private Enterprise Research Center at Texas A&M University; Board of Advisors of the American Council for Capital Formation, and Advisory Board of The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
Bill is a proud ninth-generation Texan whose family immigrated from Spain to the New World in the early 1700’s. He is married to Gina, a hometown girl from Stratford; they have two adult sons, Will and John; a daughter-in- law, Aimee; a fiancé-in-law, Elise; and four wonderful grandchildren. Bill has a BBA with Honors in Accounting from Texas A&M University in College Station and an MBA from Houston Christian University. He is also licensed as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in Texas and as a FAA Instrument-Rated Pilot. Gina and Bill reside in Bryan, Texas.