Dean's Advisory Council: William E. Arthur

William E. Arthur is the former chairman of the law firm of Porter, Wright, Morris & Arthur and its Business Law Department. He is now counsel with the firm.

Born and raised in Columbus, Ohio, Mr. Arthur was educated at The Ohio State University with degrees in accounting and law. Immediately after law school, he served with the United States Air Force in the Judge Advocate General's Office. Upon returning, he taught at The Ohio State University law school for one year. Mr. Arthur served on the OSU Alumni Association Board of Directors and in 2001 received OSU’s Distinguished Service Award.

Mr. Arthur is active as Chairman of Broad Street Financial Company, a private investment company engaged principally in oil & gas and real estate. He also serves on the board of a number of other local businesses. Mr. Arthur serves on the boards of the Columbus Museum of Art, the Capital Club and Columbus Urban growth Corp.