BILL STARKEY | CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD & FOUNDER
Bill Starkey, a well-respected leader in the mortgage industry has brought his experience and wisdom to Highlands Residential Mortgage along with an energetic vision to grow Highlands into a multi-state production franchise.
After serving 4 ½ years in the US Airforce, Bill began his career in Mortgage Banking. He started as a Loan Officer at Lomas Mortgage USA in 1969. Bill’s responsibilities increased steadily throughout the years. He filled roles as Branch Manager, Regional Manager and ultimately served the company as Executive Vice President of National Production before resigning in 1989. He was President of Temple Inland Mortgage (formerly Lumbermen’s Investment Corporation) from 1989 to 1992. He then became Chairman and CEO of AccuBanc Mortgage Corporation in 1992 until it was sold in early 2000. During his leadership at AccuBanc, he assembled a team that grew the company’s production volume from $650 million in 1992 to $13.2 billion in 1998. He further went on and served Ampro Mortgage Corporation as Chairman and CEO from 2002 – 2006.
Bill is a leader in the business and non-profit communities as well. He served as past President of the Texas Mortgage Bankers Association and on the Executive Committee and Board of Governors for the Mortgage Bankers Association of America and as a Director for Kilgore Federal Savings and Loan. He has also served on the Board of numerous non-profit organizations such as Interfaith Housing Coalition and The Deaf Action Center. He currently serves as a Director for the Texas Department of Public Safety Foundation. Additionally, Bill is the founding Chairman of the Board of Project Imagine Foundation, an organization he established after traveling to South Africa in 2009 where he witnessed first-hand the HIV/AIDS crises in Sub-Saharan Africa and he currently serves as a Director of the THEMBA Foundation.
Bill is a long term member of Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church, he served on the Board of Elders, as Treasurer and Board of Trustees for Preston Hollow Presbyterian Church Foundation. Bill and his wife Carron reside in Dallas and have two sons and five grandchildren.