Although he grew up primarily in Texas, Bill spent his elementary school years living in Ottawa, Canada. There he developed a love for hockey, often playing in street pick-up games with other neighborhood kids. His passion for the sport continued to grow over the years and eventually led him to his vision to bring the first-ever NHL hockey team in Las Vegas.
Bill's success is not only found in his work with the community, but also in his many business ventures. Today, Bill serves in a variety of capacities for a wide array of business interests. Some of his major accomplishments include:
The Chairman of the Board for Fidelity National Financial and Black Knight Financial Services, and Vice Chairman of the board for FIS
A world-class vintner and the founder and managing partner of Foley Family Wines and the Foley Food & Wine Society.
The most recent Chairman of Glacier Restaurant Group, LLC, the largest restaurant business headquartered in Montana.
Developer of the Rock Creek Cattle Company, a 40,000-acre working Montana ranch, featuring a high-end golf community with diverse homesteads, a well-appointed lodge for recreation and dining, and an exceptional golf course designed by Tom Doak.
The Maloofs - A Family With Deep Las Vegas Roots and a Passion for Hockey
Sports have always been a way of life for the Maloof family, as each of the five Maloof siblings participated in high school and collegiate athletics. Their love of sports drove them into professional sports ownership, most notably with the NBA's Houston Rockets and Sacramento Kings. Some accomplishments in the Maloofs' 17 years of NBA ownership include:
Leading the Kings and Rockets to 10 Playoff appearances.
Being the only ownership group in NBA history to take two different franchises to the Conference Finals (Rockets in 1981 and Kings in 2002)
The victory of the 2005 WNBA Championship of the Maloof-owned Sacramento Monarchs
The selling out 354 consecutive Kings games from 1999 to 2007, one of the longest streaks in NBA history.
The ranking of The Kings as first in the NBA in overall fan experience in 2001 and 2003 in a league-wide survey conducted by J.D. Powers and Associates.
Even more impressive than the family's competitive accomplishments has been the Maloofs' significant impact within the community. The Maloofs' hold high importance to positively impacting the communities around them. To name a few accomplishments:
During their ownership of the Kings, the Maloof family donated and distributed more than $20 million in in-kind gifts to a variety of charitable causes.
George Maloof Jr., a graduate of UNLV, built and developed both the Fiesta and Palms hotel casinos in Las Vegas and has been involved in numerous philanthropic efforts throughout Southern Nevada for the past 30 years.
Colleen Maloof is widely recognized for her considerable contributions to education, women's leadership, and Hispanic business growth.
Adrienne Maloof is widely recognized as a businesswoman, animal care/protection advocate, and television celebrity, most notably for her role on the popular reality television show, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Phil Maloof plays an integral role with the family's music and television/film production venture as well as the company's brand development division, which is currently experiencing expansive international growth of its latest brand, Never Too Hungover.