William E. 'Bill' Strickland
Bill Strickland is founder and CEO of Manchester Bidwell Corp., a jobs training and community arts program based in Pittsburgh. He is recognized nationally as a visionary leader in helping the poor and was a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Fellowship, a five-year grant to individuals who show exceptional creativity in their work.
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Bill Strickland of Manchester Bidwell Corp., a jobs training and community arts program with centers in Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, and San Francisco, was keynote speaker at Lexington's recent Creative Cities Summit. He discusses his work providing arts and cultural experiences to inner-city kids and job training to the unemployed.