William B. Bradshaw II is co-founder and president of Green Coast Enterprises, LLC (GCE), a limited liability company based in New Orleans, Louisiana. For the last decade, he has developed real estate in North Carolina, Massachusetts, and Louisiana. His projects have received numerous awards including a 2001 Maxwell Award of Excellence from the Fannie Mae Foundation. GCE co-founders, Professor Bradshaw and Reuben Teague, were named “Echoing Green” Fellows for 2008-2010. Echoing Green is a global nonprofit that supports entrepreneurs who pursue social change through empowerment. GCE’s work has also been celebrated by Social Entrepreneurs of New Orleans, All Day Buffet, City Business, Fast Company magazine, and Business Week which named Bradshaw and Teague as two of the 25 most promising social entrepreneurs in the United States. Professor Bradshaw holds a Ph.D. in City Planning with specialties in Regional and Urban Economics, and Sustainable Community Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Masters Degrees in City Planning and Real Estate Development from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and degrees in Physics and Cross-Cultural Studies from Davidson College. He lives in New Orleans with his wife, Rebekah; son, Liam; and daughter Evangeline Louise.