Bill Generett Partner

MAPA Group partner, Bill Generett, is the inaugural President and CEO of Urban Innovation21, a regional public-private economic development partnership that links successful innovation economy clusters with the needs and assets of inner city communities to produce local, living and sustainable economies. Under Bill’s leadership Urban Innovation21 has been recognized nationally for its work to connect underserved communities and their residents to the greater Pittsburgh region’s most successful innovation ecosystems.

A Pittsburgh native, Bill has served as an entrepreneur, nonprofit executive, corporate executive, attorney and teacher.  He was the founder and president of a non-medical homecare company, ComForcare Senior Services Allegheny County (ComForcare), where he managed forty employees who provided services to hundreds of clients throughout Allegheny County.  In 2007, Bill sold Comforcare and it is now one of the largest home care companies of its kind in the state of Pennsylvania.  Bill served as the Vice President of legal staffing and recruiting for one of the nation’s largest legal staffing agencies, Compliance Inc., in the Washington D.C. area. William also taught English for one year in Japan through the Japanese Exchange and Teaching (JET) Program.

Bill is a graduate of Emory University School of Law and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Morehouse College.  For several years he practiced corporate and real estate law with an Atlanta, Georgia law firm. Currently, Bill is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the state of Georgia and serves as a consultant in many venues. He is a very active member of the community where he serves on several nonprofit boards and advisory committees including the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Mercy Health Systems, Pittsburgh Economic and Industrial Development Corporation, Innovation Works, Renewable Manufacturing Gateways Corporation, The Heinz Endowments African American Male Initiative and the Business Advisory Council of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and 1worker1vote.org. In 2014, he was appointed to the U.S. Department of Commerce National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

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