William Cheeks - Regional Director, Eastern States

William Cheeks

William “Bill” Cheeks is president of ABBA Associates Inc., a Powder Springs, Ga.-based fiscal management consultant firm that provides counseling and conducts seminars nationwide to help consumers map a successful life plan. The seminars are conducted for companies, governmental agencies and non-profit organizations. Bill is a consultant to the Jump$tart Coalition and, in that capacity, serves as regional director, eastern states, assisting and advising state coalitions in the region.

Bill was vice president of Consumer Education for Equifax Inc., the largest Data Management Company in the world, from 1995 to 2001. He was responsible for implementing a fiscal management and life skills program for high school students. In this role, he had a successful national program and also was a presenter to educators and adults on fiscal management, credit Scoring and identity theft.

In addition, he has served in various roles in the following organizations: Atlanta Private Industry Council; American Collectors Association; State YMCA; Georgia Council on Economic Education and Communities in Schools of Cobb County.

Bill is a native of Woodruff, S.C., was educated at Johnson C. Smith University, Masters Management Program in Human Resources at Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and numerous executive management programs.