Meet our team
While there is no substitute for meeting in person, it's nice to see some of the people that make a company.
William L. WilsonPrincipal–in-Charge
Bill Wilson is the founder of Synterra and the Principal of Synterra’s four business lines – site/landscape architecture (1972); construction management (1987); real estate, hotel development and management (1995); and bridge and infrastructure design (2013). His vision of quality and exemplarily work has enabled Synterra to be at the forefront of some of the most exciting projects – regionally, nationally and internationally. He is known as an innovator and one of the early proponents of creating a work environment that promotes sharing, intersecting perspectives and the continuous critiques that keep each project moving toward the best solution.
A Philadelphia native, Bill received degrees in Ornamental Horticulture and Landscape Architecture from the Delaware Valley College (where he currently serves as the Board’s Vice Chairman) and the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Fine Arts. Some of civic affiliations include: Executive Committee, Pennsylvania Convention and Visitors Bureau and Chairman of the Multicultural Affairs Congress (MAC); Presidents Council, Philadelphia Zoo; Board of Visitors, Temple University School of Tourism and Hospitality Management and Board of Directors, Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce.
Michael B. HillManaging Director
As Managing Director of Synterra Partners, Michael brings more than 35 years of leadership experience in the advancement of business, educational, artistic, cultural and human service organizations. Holding degrees - B.S. in Psychology, M.S. in Human Services Management, and D.M. (ABD) in Organizational Leadership – Michael is responsible for building strategic partnerships with market leaders in residential, commercial, hotel and retail sectors. Prior to joining Synterra Partners, Michael has served as Executive Vice President at Lincoln University, Senior Vice President at Tuskegee University, and Assistant Vice President at Temple University. He is a self starter with a proven track record of developing human potential and achieving organizational results.
Joseph JohnsonChief Financial Officer
Joe oversees the day-to-day financial operations of the Company. Holding dual degrees (a B.S. in Computer Science and a B.S. in Finance from Temple University), he is largely responsible for Synterra’s cross-training program which encourages employee's to gain proficiency in more than one professional discipline. His ability to blend his technical background with that of a "real world" understanding of the financial analysis process makes him the perfect person to lead various areas to which Synterra, Ltd. has expanded.