Assistant to the President (Central U.S.)
In July of 1998, Bill Held joined Family Research Council as an Assistant to the President, articulating how FRC is working to restore the principles of faith, family, and freedom in America to key supporters throughout the central United States.
Communicating FRC's message through individual meetings, receptions, and group events, Mr. Held encourages supporters to invest their time and resources in defense of the traditional family and the Biblical principles upon which this country was founded.
Mr. Held meets with community leaders and philanthropists who may not be familiar with FRC but are committed to conservative values. Using FRC's resource materials, he urges citizens to become better educated and equipped to promote pro-family values in their own communities and around the country.
Mr. Held graduated from Oklahoma City University with a Bachelor of Science degree in the disciplines of business management and marketing. Before joining FRC, he served as Executive Director of the Oklahoma Family Policy Council, a non-profit research and education organization that works closely with FRC and Focus on the Family on pro-family issues at the state level. Prior to that, Mr. Held spent 15 years in the commercial real estate industry.
Mr. Held and his wife have three adult daughters, two sons-in-law and four grandchildren.