William J. Champion

Vice President, Finance & Treasurer


William “Bill” joined Meritage as Treasurer and Assistant Secretary in 2014 before being named Vice President in 2016.  His team manages the company’s financial analytics, external capital relationships and aides in corporate development activities.

Prior to joining Meritage, Bill served in various roles with increasing responsibility in corporate energy lending at both CoBank and Wells Fargo from 2003-2011. While at Wells Fargo, Bill managed a portfolio of middle market and investment grade energy loans to E&P, midstream and refining companies. After leaving banking, he spent three years with Black Hills Corporation serving as a Financial Manager to various regulated and unregulated subsidiaries. He developed a diverse skill set of energy banking, financial forecasting and accounting expertise from his roles over his 14-year career.

Bill received his Bachelor of Science degree with dual majors in finance and management from Colorado State University in 2003.