Bill Hensley

Inducted: 2008
  • Native of Asheville, NC, longtime Charlotte resident 
  • Co-founded the N.C. Sports Hall of Fame and inducted the first class in 1963
  • Sports information director at Wake Forest—his alma mater—and NC State
  • Established his own public relations firm in the 1970s
  • Coordinated media and promotions for more than 20 major golf championships, including five U.S. Opens
  • Founded the N.C. Golf Panel in 1995