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 and his wife Christine have three children, Emily Wilson (Brock), Will Darling (Allison) and John Darling and recently welcomes their first grandchild, Hugh Wilson.