Bill Bransford Memorial

The law firm of Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C. and the Senior Executives Association (SEA) announce with great sadness the passing of William L. Bransford, law firm partner since 1983 and SEA’s General Counsel since 2000, after a long illness.

SEA President Carol Bonosaro said, “Bill’s contribution to SEA’s legislative achievements has been exceptional and his wise counsel invaluable. He was deeply committed to fairness and respect for federal employees in general and career executives in particular. All career executives owe him a debt of gratitude. Until the end he dedicated his time, passion and expertise to SEA’s cause. He firmly believed in the value of the career leadership corps to a strong, effective government. He was an SEA champion and friend. Bill will be greatly missed and will be in our thoughts and hearts for a very long time.”

Law firm partner Debra Roth said, “Bill had a deep passion for the law and for representing his clients. He led the firm by advocating the value of fairness, compassion and professionalism which carried through in both his public and private life. Bill’s legacy is that he practiced law like a gentleman. He perfected the art of zealousness for his clients, while practicing with the utmost civility and respect for the process. He was a great mentor to every attorney and employee who walked through the door and he left his mark on every one of them. Not only was he my law partner and colleague, he was my friend."

This legacy he leaves the law firm and SEA he also leaves to the federal community. Bill was a true friend to federal employees. He cared about the entire civil service and dedicated his career to ensuring that the spirit and promise of public service was fulfilled.

There is only one Bill Bransford. He is irreplaceable and he will be deeply missed.”

He will always be in our hearts.

- From the Shaw Bransford & Roth family


HELP FEDS IN NEED - SUPPORT FEEA'S BILL BRANSFORD HELPING HANDS FUND

During this year’s Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) – join the effort of feds helping feds!

Consider contributing to the Bill Bransford Helping Hands Fund, which provides grants to federal employees in need for whom repayment of even a no-interest FEEA (Federal Employee Education & Assistance Fund) loan would create an undue hardship.

Bill Bransford, of the law firm Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C. and the publisher of the FEDmanager and FEDagent newsletters, passed away in September 2013. He also was a long time FEEA Board member.

"Bill was known as a champion of the federal workforce and dedicated his profession to advocating on their behalf. This fund recognizes that dedication and ensures that his legacy continues to truly help those in need. He'd approve, and ask you to join him in support," said Debra Roth, longtime law partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth, upon creation of the Fund.

"Bill's greatest concern was always ensuring those who most needed help would receive it and I can think of no more fitting tribute than to provide that assistance in his name. Bill will live on in our hearts and his legacy will be in continued service to federal employees," said FEEA Executive Director, Steve Bauer.

Please join the staff at FEDmanager and FEDagent in honoring Bill’s memory with your contribution to the Bill Bransford Helping Hands Fund.

Donations to the Fund are tax deductible to the full extent of the law and may be made online at www.feea.org/GiveBBfund or by mailing a check to FEEA/Bill Bransford Fund, 3333 S. Wadsworth Blvd, Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80227.