Carnegie Mellon University

Managing Partner, Bill Hudnut Consultants LLC/Senior Resident Fellow Emeritus, Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC


Former four-term Mayor of Indianapolis and Congressman, author, public speaker, TV commenta­tor, think tank fellow, elected offcial, and clergyman, William Hudnut is currently the Managing Partner of Bill Hudnut Consultants LLC, specializing in urban revitalization and economic development, and Senior Resident Fellow Emeritus at the Urban Land Institute, Washington, DC.

Prior to his entry into public life, he served as clergyman in churches in Buffalo, NY, Annapolis, MD, and Indianapolis, IN. After stepping down as Mayor, Mr. Hudnut held posts at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, the Hudson Institute in Indianapolis, and the Civic Federation in Chicago, before assuming his current position with ULI in 1996. Mr. Hudnut is a past mem­ber and offcer of the Board of the National League of Cities. He was a member of the Millennial Housing Commission appointed by Congress during 2001-2002.

Mr. Hudnut is the author of several books. He is the recipient of many awards, including Princeton University’s highest alumni honor, the Woodrow Wilson Award for public service (1986), City and State magazine’s Nation’s Outstanding Mayor of 1988, and the Rosa Parks Award from the Ameri­can Association for A.rmative Action in 1992. Mr. Hudnut graduated from Princeton University with high honors and graduated summa cum laude from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. He has received honorary degrees from thirteen colleges and universities.