Ward 1

Bill Darling has represented Ward 1 as a Port of Beaumont Commissioner since 2013.

Darling, a Beaumont native, is the Beaumont Market President for Hancock Whitney Bank. He has more than three decades of banking experience and holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from Lamar University.

Active in the community, Darling serves on the board of Catholic Charities and is an advisory board member for Anayat House, non-profit organization providing overnight accommodations for family members of patients at Beaumont hospitals. Darling also serves as a civilian trustee for the Beaumont Firemen’s Relief and Retirement System.  

Darling and his wife Christine have three children, Emily Wilson (Brock), Will and John.