Business 100 - 2011

Bill Duffy/Bobcats Sports & Entertainment

A 23-year veteran of the sports industry, Bill Duffy was named executive vice president, chief financial and administrative officer for Bobcats Sports & Entertainment in August 2010. He oversees the finance, human resources, legal, IT and arena administration departments for the Charlotte Bobcats and Time Warner Cable Arena.

A graduate of Princeton University and NYU, where he earned his master’s in Accounting, Bill’s work history includes executive positions with the San Francisco 49ers, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Hawks and Thrashers and the NFL.

A dual US-Irish citizen, Bill’s roots run deep, including service on the Executive Committee of ICCUSA, Atlanta Chapter, the Executive Committee of the Atlanta St. Patrick’s Day Parade, and accompanying Georgia Governor Perdue on a trade mission to Ireland in 2007. A strong advocate for improving the lives of children, Bill spent six years on the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta. A certified public accountant, Bill has been married to his wife, Cathy, for 30 years, and raised two daughters, Erin and Caitlin.