William P. Edwards, through wholly owned family partnerships and corporations, owns and operates commercial properties throughout the United States, including Hilgard House, a boutique hotel in Westwood Village. After graduating from UCLA, Mr. Edwards marketed subdivision for such major developers as Larwin and Kaufman & Broad, eventually becoming a division manager for the Southern California area of Kaufman & Broad. After leaving K& B in 1970, Mr. Edwards and his companies began building and marketing small subdivisions in Southern California, eventually expanding to commercial properties. Mr. Edwards was a founding director of Plaza Savings and Loan, a public corporation, sold to Fleet Financial in 1995. He is a contributor to and active in support of several UCLA departments in Humanities, and was President of the Business Economics Council in the Business Economics Department.