In January 2007, the Technology Center for the Delta was officially dubbed the Bill Thomas Building after the late Wynne businessman.

A lifelong Cross County resident, Bill Thomas devoted his work to economic development, serving as president and executive director for the Cross County Economic Development Corporation as well as chairman of the Parks and Recreation Commission in Wynne. It was in this role he led an initiative to develop a new baseball and softball facility.

He also served on the board of directors for the Boys and Girls club, Workforce Investment, the Crossroads Coalition and was president-elect of the Arkansas Economic Developers.

Bill was born and raised in Cross County, graduating from Parkin High School in 1970. He attended the University of Arkansas, where he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity. In 1975, he earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Mississippi.

Upon returning to Wynne, Bill began his career as a successful businessman, and more importantly, his legacy of civic service. His initiatives revitalized Cross County and served as models across the state—it is much in part to his public service and genuine leadership that Cross County continues to thrive and prosper today.