Willie J. Alexander
Willie J. Alexander is Principal and President of W. J. Alexander & Associates, P.C., a full-service employee benefits consulting, property and casualty, and insurance brokerage firm. Mr. Alexander graduated from Alcorn State University where he was a first-team All SWAC and a first-team Pittsburgh Courier All American football player. With a degree in Business Administration, Mr. Alexander began his professional football career playing defensive back for the Houston Oilers from 1971-1980. His entrepreneurial skills were developed after several years as a lead broker for major insurance companies specializing in life insurance, group health insurance and estate preservation. He established the firm in 1981 and expanded his expertise and service to employee benefits consulting in response to business clients’ need for an optimum mix of insurance coverage and cost containment measures. He has more than 36 years of work experience in group health and welfare benefits, specializing in proposal and renewal processes, benefit analysis, plan design, implementation and marketing group insurance products, and business continuation. His clients include multistate and international employers of all sizes in diverse industries, with as few as 25 and as many as 30,000 employees.
As an active participant in industry, business, and civic associations, Mr. Alexander volunteers countless hours to charitable and civic organizations and is a member of various boards. He currently serves on the board of Amegy Bank of Texas, as well as the boards of the Harris County – Houston Sports Authority, Texas Children’s Hospital, Texas Workforce Commission, Pro-Vision Charter School, Cyvia and Melvyn Wolff Family Foundation, Texas Southern University Foundation where he serves as Vice Chair, and The 100 Club. He has previously served on the board of the Greater Houston Partnership, as Vice Chair of the African-American Community Campaign for the United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast and was corporate campaign Chairman for the United Negro College Fund and Houston’s Ensemble Theatre. He is a former President of the Ronald McDonald House, the Harris County Heritage Society, and The Houston Forum Board of Directors and is past chairman of the Greater Houston Partnership Member Services Committee.
Mr. Alexander is a Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU) and a General Lines Agent for life, accident, health, and health maintenance organizations. He is respected by business associates, former teammates and coaches, and by all those who hope to make Houston a better place to live. In 2007, he published his first book entitled, Entering the Promised Land, and in 2012, his second book entitled, The Real Story of Creation. In 2008, Alcorn State University awarded Mr. Alexander membership in the First Ring of Honor, along with the late Jack Spinks and Steve McNair. In 2009, Mr. Alexander was inducted into the Southwestern Athletic Conference Hall of Fame.