On February 3, 2010, Bill Bissett was named the President of the Kentucky Coal Association. He was previously employed as the Chief of Staff/Senior Vice President for Communications of Marshall University, located in Huntington, West Virginia.
Prior to working for his Alma Mater, Bissett served as Vice President of Public Relations for Charles Ryan Associates (CRA), an integrated marketing firm with offices in Charleston, WV, and Richmond, VA. During his tenure at CRA, he was instrumental in the establishment of the Friends of Coal campaign. A native of West Virginia, Bissett has also served as Director of Communications for both the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and the West Virginia Department of Transportation. He also has experience in television marketing and advertising and was a columnist for The Charleston Gazette.
Bissett earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Marshall University, in addition to receiving his commission in the United States Army. He is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Education.