Dr. William Spears

Dr. William Spears

Dr. William S. Spears is a visionary entrepreneur and civic leader. Born in Lubbock, Texas, he graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in marketing. He earned an MBA. at the Wharton School of Business and a Ph.D. at Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Dr. Spears founded Energy Education in 1986.

More than a quarter century later, Cenergistic, as the company was renamed in 2012, has helped more than 1,380+ organizations save more than $4 billion.

Dr. Spears, who believes deeply in the power of education, has been a generous benefactor to Oklahoma State University, where the William S. Spears School of Business was named in his honor in 2004.

Educational Activities

Oklahoma State University – Benefactor, William S. Spears School of Business
Oklahoma State University Foundation – Trustee
University of Texas Medical School – Board Member
Wichita Falls Independent School District – Former Board Vice President, Secretary, Trustee, Six-Year Facilities Committee Chairman
Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania – Board of Overseers

Civic Involvement

American Cancer Society – Board Member, Co-Chairman of Cattle Baron’s Ball Fund Raiser
American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) – Member
Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) – Member
Christian Businessmen’s Committee of Wichita Falls, Inc. – Founder, Chairman of the Board
City National Bank – Director (1969 – 1988), Chairman of Directors’ Loan Committee
City of Wichita Falls Planning and Zoning Commission – Board Member
Insight for Living – Chuck Swindoll Ministries – Board Member, Executive Committee Member
Interfaith Ministries – Board Member, Chairman of Finance Committee 
Lincoln Forum, Gettysburg, PA – Board Member
North Texas Council Boy Scouts of America – Board Member
North Texas Easter Seal Rehabilitation Center – President
Red River Civil War Roundtable – Founder and President
Times Publishing Company Charities – Founder and President
Wichita Falls Board of Commerce and Industry – Board Member
Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center – Board Member
Wichita Falls Symphony – Board Member
Young Life – Founder and Board Member, Wichita Falls Chapter


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