William (Bill) Bates has a long history of international development experience in corporate real estate and construction and is currently employed as the Vice President of Real Estate for Eat’nPark Hospitality Group, Inc. He is an adjunct faculty member in Carnegie Mellon University’s school of architecture.
Previously, Mr. Bates held a similar position at Marconi Communications, Inc. (formerly FORE Systems, Inc.), where he managed the corporate facilities and property portfolio expansion from 28 to 150 global sites in five years. Prior to that he served as the Vice President of Strategic Facilities Planning at PNC Bank, the Design and Construction Manager for Westinghouse Electric Corporation, and a partner in a private architectural practice.
A registered architect with a professional degree from the University of Notre Dame, Mr. Bates has also studied post graduate construction management at Pennsylvania State University and Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.
His volunteer efforts include service as Secretary of the Allegheny County Parks Foundation and the Presbyterian SeniorCare, the President of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation Development Board. He was recently elected Vice President of the national board of the American Institute of Architects and is a past President of the Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania Boards of that organization, as well as the past President of the Green Building Alliance.
He is a past Vice President of the Allegheny Land Trust, a past board member of Associated Artist of Pittsburgh, past board member of the Pittsburgh Regional Clean Cities Council Board. He has also served appointments to numerous commissions for Mt Lebanon Township, the City of Pittsburgh, and Allegheny County and the Pittsburgh Airport Authority.