Bill is an Albany native and attended local schools while growing up. He attended Albany Jr. College and transferred to Georgia State University in 1972. He graduated in 1974 with a BBA in Insurance and Risk Management.
He returned to Albany in 1975 and became involved in the family business of Copelan Insurance Agency. He presently holds the position of President of the company.
Bill has served as president of Independent Insurance Agents of Albany, served on the Board of Directors of Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia and has held numerous positions involving community service clubs, the Albany Chamber of Commerce and many local charitable organizations. Bill serves as a Deacon at First Baptist Church of Leesburg and is President of the local camp of Gideons International.
Bernie Page is a a life long resident of Albany. He attended Albany Jr. College in 1970 and Devry Tech from 1971-1972. He has also taken self study courses in CIC studies.
He worked in sales and service and flight coronation for Republic Airlines from 1972 to 1984. He has worked for Copelan Insurance since 1988 and currently holds the position of Vice President.
Bernie served as treasurer of the Dougherty County Republican Party from 1994 to 1999. He served as President for Independent Insurance Agents of Albany from 1996-1997 and is a Past-President of Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia. He is a member of the advisory board for River Point Golf Club and has attended Byne Memorial Baptist Church since 1978.