Bill Achenbach, J.D.

Client Strategist - Emeritus

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Bill Achenbach is a Client Strategist at Signature, having merged his independent practice into Signature in 2007.  He practiced in Charlottesville with his own firm, W.L. Achenbach & Associates, as an independent fee-based financial advisor from 1991 to 2007.  Prior to that he was a founding partner of the Chicago office of the financial counseling firm Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth, Inc., a partner in the investment management firm Stein, Roe and Farnham, and an associate in the law firm Kirkland & Ellis.

Bill is a former Trustee of Northwestern University, president of its Alumni Association and a former Trustee and Audit Chair of a national mutual fund complex.  He is a former Chair of both the Hospital Board and the Health Services (parent) Board of the Martha Jefferson Hospital in Charlottesville, and currently serves as a Board member of Sentara Health System in Norfolk, after its merger with Martha Jefferson.  Other community activities have included past service as a Board member and Treasurer of the Farmington Country Club and vestry member of St. Paul’s Ivy Episcopal Church.

Bill holds an undergraduate degree from Northwestern University and graduate degrees from the University of Chicago Law School (JD) and Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management (MBA).

Bill and his wife Carolyn live in Albemarle County.  He enjoys travel and photography and has a passion for piloting his Harley Davidson Road King Classic around the countryside whenever possible.