InnerComm helps local governments achieve more of their strategic goals through both a process and relational leadership approach. InnerComm’s training, coaching and workshops help local government teams clarify vision, mission and values, articulate strategic plans and execute plans with excellence. The InnerComm team is made of three executives with local, federal and state operational and strategic experience.
Bill Stark, President of InnerComm, has been providing strategic execution and leadership coaching services since 2006. He has a deep passion for helping government teams develop to their full potential so they can achieve their most important stratetgic goals. Bill previously served as VP at AT&T paging firm MobileComm, as Executive Director of Verizon and as co-founder and President of Excelsio, a wireless engineering firm. He has also served as co-founder of start-up Mindseek, an online learning company. Bill loves working with his customers and enjoys helping them grow as effective leaders while meeting more of their organizations’ and stakeholders’ important goals.
Bill and his wife Starwyn, of 30 years, have three grown children. They attend Parish Anglican Church. Bill also serves the men’s retreat ministry Souly Business and serves on the board of Legacy Community Academy in Alpharetta, GA. Bill is a member of the Georgia City County Management Association. Bill earned a BA in Journalism at the University of Mississippi.
David R. Gilley is a graduate of Georgia State University for both his Masters of Public Administration and his Bachelors of Business Administration in Finance and is Manager of Georgia Tax & Regulatory Solutions, LLC. He spent 15 years in local and state government focusing in city management, finance and economic development.
Mr. Gilley has served as an expert witness, regulatory consultant and program manager for both cell tower and billboard assets. He is successful in helping clients in defending numerous lawsuits involving permitting and zoning of billboards and wireless facilities.
Government agencies that have benefited from these cell site management services include College Park, Doraville, Hapeville, Forest Park, Riverdale, and Clayton County Water Authority (in Georgia) as well as Weirton and McDowell County (in West Virginia).
William Whitson, Senior Consultant at InnerComm, has been a professional local government manager since 1993, serving in Milton, Pensacola, Port Orange and Panama City in Florida; Cairo and Hapeville in Georgia as City Manager and East Ridge in Tennessee. He has been an ICMA Local Government Credentialed Manager since 2002.
William was elected to be the president of the Florida City/County Manager’s Association for the 2005-2006 term. He was selected as the ICMA representative to the National Emergency Management Network (NEMN) and served on the Post Katrina Action Report Committee. William was also selected as the Florida League of Cities Municipal Employee of the Year in 2006.
William graduated from the University of West Florida with a BA in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in Public Administration. Upon graduation, William was selected as a Presidential Management Intern (PMI) by the US Office of Personnel Management.
William and his wife Becky of 38 years, reside in Hapeville, Georgia. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.