William B. Sechrest is currently the Chair of the IONS Board of Directors. Mr. Sechrest was born Kansas City, Missouri. Mr. Sechrest practiced law in Kansas City, Missouri, from 1967-1969 and then in Dallas, Texas, from 1969-2006, the last 33 years of his practice being with the law firm he co-founded, then known as Winstead, Sechrest and Minick PC. Mr. Sechrest currently serves as lead director of The Men’s Wearhouse, Inc., a New York Stock Exchange company and as a founder and on the board of directors of Ojai Energy Systems, Inc., an operating company producing both portable and stationary energy storage products as well as OCB Bancorp, Ventura, California.
Mr. Sechrest continues to maintain his license to practice law in the State of Texas, maintaining his residence in Dallas, Texas. He is a member of the Dallas based law firm, Calhoun, Bhella & Sechrest and the Dallas based consulting firm, ELPIS, LLC. He is also the founder of the Center For Vibrational Studies, a Texas non profit corporation. Mr. Sechrest is past Chairman of Vitamin Angels Alliance, a Santa Barbara based non profit. He has been involved in many professional, community, and civic organizations including serving as a member of the Dallas Citizens Council, a member of the Board of Directors of Esalen Institute, Past President of the Real Estate Section of the Dallas Bar Association, a member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Institute of Humanities and Culture, and a member of the Board of Directors of the World Business Academy.
He has authored two book and an number of academic articles. Mr. Sechrest has a B.A. degree in Economics from Stanford University and a J.D. degree from Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law.