Bill joined Goddard Claussen/West as Senior Advisor in late 2011.
Prior to joining GC/West, Bill served as President and CEO of the California Business Roundtable. Mr. Hauck was responsible for all operations of the organization. The Roundtable is headquartered in Sacramento and is composed of the Chief Executive and Senior Operating Officers of major corporations doing business in the state. The organization’s mission is to provide policy leadership at the state level regarding the maintenance of a sound economy and business climate in California. Hauck served in this capacity from 1996 to 2011.
Prior to joining the Roundtable Mr. Hauck served as Executive Vice-President and major shareholder of Information for Public Affairs Inc., a Sacramento based national information services company now owned by Lexis/Nexis. Hauck also has held a number of executive positions in state government including Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Chief of Staff to two Assembly Speakers and Director of the Assembly Office of Research. Bill also chaired the state’s Constitution Revision Commission (appointed by Governor Pete Wilson) and as Co-Chair of the California Performance Review Commission (appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger).
Currently, Hauck serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the California State University system where he chairs the Board Finance Committee. Bill served as Chair of the Board from 1998-2000. He was first appointed to the Board by Governor Pete Wilson and reappointed by Governors Gray Davis and Arnold Schwarzenegger.