Our Leadership

Mr. William F. Stallworth was born in 1954, in Monroeville, Alabama to Reverend F.C. and Stella Stallworth. His early childhood was spent in Pensacola, Florida, where he attended segregated schools. When his family moved to Jackson, Mississippi, in the 1960s, he attended Lanier High School. And again, when his family moved to Hattiesburg, Mississippi, he attended Rowan High School and S.H. Blair High School. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education at Jackson State University. After his graduation from college, Mr. Stallworth moved to the Mississippi Gulf Coast.

  • 1976 to 1978, he served as the Residential and Business Relocation Officer for the City of Biloxi.
  • 1978 to 1979, he served as the Community Development Planner for the City of Biloxi.
  • 1979 to 1981, he served as the Community Development Specialist for the City of  Biloxi.
  • 1981 to 1983, he was the Personnel Officer and Voter Registrar for the City of Biloxi.
  • 1983 to 1993, he was a councilman for the city of Biloxi.
  • 1985 to 1992, he worked as a partner in BFS Services and Computer Technology Support Services.
  • Mr. Stallworth owned  Stallworth’s Computer and Technology until August 29, 2005.

Mr. Stallworth’s civic activities include vice-president of the Biloxi City Council; member of the Board of Directors of the Salvation Army; member of the Mississippi Municipal Association; member of the Board of Directors of St. Vincent DePaul; and a member of the Board of Directors for the American Red Cross.

Mr. Stallworth founded the East Biloxi Coordination Relief and Redevelopment Agency in Biloxi, MS now the Hope Community Development Agency and has served as the Executive Director since September 10, 2005.