Celebrating Co-Founder Bill Meacham’s Retirement

In May of 2016 The Partners Group hosted an event to honor one of their first generation co-founders, Bill Meacham, as he headed into retirement. Throughout his career, Meacham’s ethics, reliability and enthusiasm embodied the principals of a fine leader. The retirement toasts and stories were full of laughs and tears as Bill Meacham celebrated his transition into retirement.

Bill Meacham - early and now

Before joining The Partners Group, Bill Meacham’s long insurance career included New York Life Sales and Management, Partner at Shinstrom and Norman Agency, Founder of William Meacham Insurance, and Co-Founder of The Meacham Group with Gus Kiss (Consultant and Partner at The Partners Group), Partner at Baldwin Resource Group, which joined forces with The Partners Group in 2011. He is also a life member of the Million Dollar Round Table. Additionally, Meacham served on the board of the Health Care Committee and as general agent for Small Employer’s Group Plans of the Association of Washington Business.

Meacham served as past President of the Washington Association of Health Underwriters, where he brought industry issues benefiting employees and employers to the attention of the governor and legislators in Olympia and to congress in Washington, DC. Meacham also was a member of the International Foundation of Employee Benefits. Meacham is proud to have attended Olympic College and Washington State University, as well as his service in the Marine Corps Reserves.

During the presentation, Meacham’s coworkers, clients and long-time friends congratulated him and shared special stories from the “good ‘ol days”. Bob Norman, Partner in Shinstrom & Norman Insurance Agency with Bill from 1975-1985, spoke of his past with Bill. Bob knew Bill as a partner at Shinstrom & Norman Insurance Agency, then Bill rented space as a tenant for 10+ years after he left Shinstrom & Norman Insurance Agency and started William Meacham Insurance. Bob remembers Bill for his intellect and his integrity, stating “Bill couldn’t be held back. He had a vision for what he wanted to do and what he wanted to achieve. He could outsell anybody!”

Meacham’s clients from Lake Washington School District presented during Bill Meacham’s retirement party as well, thanking Bill for doing so much for the district in general and the employees who make the district successful. President of the Lake Washington Education Association, Kevin Teeley, said, “Bill has literally saved the lives of teachers in our school district.” The teachers from Lake Washington School District gave Bill an engraved clock that said Bill Meacham- For countless hours of advocacy for so many, Lake Washington Association Members Thank You. Jennifer Spencer, previous employee at William Meacham Insurance and currently at The Partners Group, said “You’ve been my most influential mentor, a spiritual giant, a pseudo-father, and a cherished friend.”

Founded in 1981, The Partners Group has been serving the financial and insurance needs of employers, medical professionals, and successful individuals for over 35 years. They are an independent consulting firm with over 140 employees, and services including employee benefits, business consulting, retirement planning and investment services, commercial and individual insurance. The Partners Group has offices in Bellevue, WA; Portland, OR; Lake Oswego, OR; Bend, OR; and Bozeman, MT. For more information, please visit https://www.thepartnersgroup.com. 800-722-6339.


Employee Benefits

The Employee Benefits Division of The Partners Group serves the employee benefit needs of over 500 West Coast employers, with offices in Portland, Lake Oswego, and Bend, OR; Bellevue, WA; and Bozeman MT. Our benefits consulting team specializes in providing a highly-consultative approach coupled with problem-solving wellness analytics, to help employers reduce healthcare costs, improve employee health, and create long-term health plan stability.

Business Consulting

The Business Consulting Division of The Partners Group is dedicated to consulting with healthcare systems and jumbo employers to manage the health and well being of their employees, families, and communities. Our focus is to provide an innovative, solution-oriented service that capitalizes on data to pinpoint potential problems. Whether it be uncovering potential sources of escalating healthcare costs, or other anomalies in data, this service provides endless, problem-solving advantages to a variety of industries.

Commercial Insurance

The Partners Group Commercial Insurance Division manages the business risks for hundreds of employers. We provide an unmatched depth and breadth in commercial insurance and risk management services combined with extraordinary people who possess an unusual ability to connect on a personal level. We work hard to understand the unique risks and exposures of your business, and identify the solutions to provide the right coverage for the right price. As an independent company The Partners Group can tailor solutions to work specifically for you, even creating new policies and programs, if that’s what you need.

Private Client Services

The Partners Group Private Client Services Division advises business owners and high income shareholder groups comprising just over 3,200 successful individuals, families and medical professionals on investment services, retirement planning, and personal insurance. We’ve been in business for over 30 years as a privately held company based in the Northwest, and we’re here to stay. Additionally, we are not tied to products and plans. We provide various platforms and a multitude of options to fit your needs, which can change over time as your life changes. When you work with TPG Private Client Services, you’re dealing with the shareholders of this firm, and we are honored to play a role your life, your family’s lives, and your next generation’s lives.