William (Bill) Messerly

Chairman Emeritus

Bill Messerly began his professional career by working in the public business sector for several years before his natural entrepreneurial spirit led him to become a homebuilder in 1976. After more than a decade of building homes in the greater Atlanta area, Bill had a vision of acquiring a small company to grow and develop, and he purchased Courier Express in July 1990.

Bill’s son Jim also joined the company in 1990, followed by Jack in 1992. Under Bill’s leadership, the team took the company from the local to the regional level. As Courier Express rapidly expanded, Bill mentored his sons to become the next generation of leadership, bringing their own vision and fresh ideas to the company.

Today, Bill serves as chairman of Courier Express. While he has stepped away from day-to-day operations, he still has a very active role in the company’s major interests.

Bill earned a B.A. in history from Dartmouth College and an MBA from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is married and has six grandchildren. When he’s not traveling or spending time with his family, you are likely to find him reading, surf fishing or following population trends as a hobby.