Bill Wheeler was born in San Francisco and has lived in the Bay Area his entire life. He is the owner of Black Tie Transportation in Pleasanton which he started in 1986 with the purchase of one vehicle. Today Black Tie is the leader in ground transportation in the Bay Area with more than 85 vehicles and 130 employees. Bill is heavily involved in the day to day operations of Black Tie Transportation. Over the years Bill has been a strong supporter of many local non-profit organizations such as Pleasanton Partners in Education, School of Imagination and Happy Talkers, Animal Rescue Foundation and Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In addition, he regularly donates a school bus for use by local East Bay schools for field trips and summer camp outings. He is past President of Pleasanton North Rotary and has been involved in many fundraising campaigns to raise money to be distributed to many different organizations in the area.
In addition to giving back to his local community, Bill has been actively involved with global initiatives such as the Wheelchair Foundation. He has helped raise funds to purchase and deliver wheelchairs around the world. He has personally helped deliver thousands of wheelchairs throughout Latin America, providing mobility and the opportunity for a better life to many deserving people. It has become his life passion to raise awareness about those in need and to educate others about how easily they can change the lives of not only the recipients but of their caretakers as well.