Partner Spotlight: Billy Robinson

Billy joined the BE team in 2003 and serves as the firm’s construction practice leader out of the Kingsport, TN office.


We interviewed Billy to really get to know him, outside of his profession, and we were surprised to learn that Billy pulls from his blue-collar upbringing, as the son of a coal miner (a dangerous and difficult job), when working with clients in the construction industry.Where are you from and where did you grow up?

I grew up in Southwest Virginia in Dickenson County near a small, old mining town named Clinchco.


What are some of your hobbies?

I enjoy home remodeling projects, riding motorcycles, spending time on the lake, hunting, golfing with my son, and traveling just about anywhere.


What do you consider your best quality or trait?

I think my best quality would be my passion for serving clients. I enjoy the business of public accounting and being able to help companies be successful.


What is the best advice you ever received, and from who?

Early in my career, someone told me to focus on becoming an expert in something and that is how I would add real value to the firm and the clients that I served.


If you could be a superhero what would be your superpower?

That's an easy one - the ability to fly! I put many miles on my truck each year traveling and serving clients. Being able to get somewhere in a flash would be amazing!


What famous figure (living or dead) would you most like to meet and why?

I think Winston Churchill and Franklin D. Roosevelt both had to make some very difficult decisions for the betterment of their countries and hearing about their experiences first-hand, rather than through a textbook, would be fascinating!


What do you think is your biggest contribution to the Brown Edwards team?

I hope my biggest contribution is the impact I have made on others. Whether it be clients and their businesses or my teammates and their careers. I hope that I have, and continue to be, a positive influence on them.


Billy and his two sons enjoying a meal
Billy in the wood hunting
Billy and his sons at a baseball game
Billy and his son golfing
Billy riding his motorcycle