Proprietor Bill Foley acquired the iconic Chalk Hill Estate in 2010. Bill and his wife Carol’s passion and love of Burgundian varietals made Chalk Hill an intriguing venture. In addition to his role as vintner, Bill Foley is the Chairman, CEO and Governor of the National Hockey League’s 31st franchise, the Vegas Golden Knights.
Foley is also the Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fidelity National Financial Inc. (NYSE: FNF), and Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors for Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE: FIS).
Foley devotes time to many educational and community organizations, serving on boards including the University of Washington School of Law the Florida Forum Advisory Board for Wolfson Children’s Hospital Women’s Board, and as a Trustee on the Boards of the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce. He also serves Chapman University School of Law both as a member of the Dean’s Council and as an Endowed Chair of the William Foley Chair in Corporate Law & Taxation.
In 1997, Foley was chosen as Orange County, California’s Business Person of The Year, honored with the Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation’s Semper Fidelis award and inducted into the Florida Council of Economic Education’s First Coast Business Hall of Fame in 2006.
Foley received his B.S. degree in Engineering from the United States Military Academy at West Point. He received an M.B.A. degree from Seattle University and earned his J.D. degree in 1974 from The University of Washington School of Law. He served in the U.S. Air Force, where he attained the rank of Captain.
Today, Bill and Carol live in Northern California part-time and are active philanthropists for many causes, especially those in support of veterans and children’s education.