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Spears School of Business at Oklahoma State University

About William S. Spears

Dr. William S. Spears
Founder of Cenergistic

Bill Spears graduated from OSU in 1962 with a degree in marketing. He continued his education, earning his M.B.A. at the Wharton School of Business and his PhD at Wayne Huizenga Graduate School of Business and Entrepreneurship in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Spears founded Cenergistic in 1986 as Energy Education, Inc. Today, Cenergistic is a Dallas-based company that develops and implements energy conservation programs that enable schools to redirect funds toward educational needs. Cenergistic helps organizations reduce consumption of electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and water. Its proven approach is built on a proprietary methodology, which optimizes clients’ infrastructure, improves internal processes and changes behavior to ensure that savings endure. Cenergistic has earned national recognition from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, including ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

Spears, who believes deeply in the power of education, provided a generous gift to endow his alma mater in 2004. Through his leadership, vision and commitment, he improved the quality of business education for current and future business students. He was inducted into the Spears School Hall of Fame in 2005.