William A. Pully
North Carolina Hospital Association
Campbell Law, 1979
Bill Pully began serving as president of the North Carolina Hospital Association in September 1999. NCHA serves 130 hospitals and health systems as member’s voice in legislative, regulatory and judicial arenas, and as member’s resource for current healthcare information and education.
During his tenure as president, Mr. Pully has led the association in a number of initiatives including the creation of the North Carolina Center for Hospital Quality and Patient Safety. The Center has enhanced hospital quality through the development of educational collaboratives and public reporting of quality indicators.
Prior to becoming president, Mr. Pully was NCHA’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel. During that time, he was responsible for advocacy and representation for all hospital and healthcare-related issues before the North Carolina General Assembly and state agencies. He also managed all of NCHA’s legal actions and policy development.
Mr. Pully came to NCHA in 1984 after serving as Lauch Faircloth’s state campaign manager in the race for governor. He also served as an executive assistant and campaign manager to U.S. Congressman Tim Valentine.
As NCHA chief lobbyist for more than 15 years and president for the past 14, Mr. Pully has been involved in almost every major healthcare initiative in North Carolina.
Mr. Pully received his B.A. from the UNC-Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Campbell Law School in 1979.