About - Director of Human Resources

William (Bill) G. Bender was hired by the City of Friendswood in 1997 as the Human Recourses Coordinator. He was promoted to Deputy Director of Administrative Services in 2006, and to Director of Human Resources and Risk Management in 2020.  He holds a B.S. degree from Bethel University in McKenzie, TN and a Masters of Public Administration (MPA) from the University of Illinois – Springfield. He is an active member of the Texas Municipal Human Resource Association. Prior to taking a position with the City, he was the Human Resources Director and Safety Coordinator for Christian County Mental Health Association in Taylorville, IL from 1993 to 1997. 

He and his wife, Barbara enjoy cooking, the Astro’s and Disney World. They have two grown children and two grandsons. Bill is also an active member of Pearland Lion’s Club.