William Plummer

William B. Plummer


William Plummer served as the executive vice president and chief financial officer of United Rentals, Inc., a publicly-traded equipment rental company, from December 2008 until October 2018. In this role, he was responsible for the development of the company’s finance activities, investor relations, and co-led its merger, acquisition and divestiture strategies.

Mr. Plummer has more than two decades of financial leadership experience, including positions as chief financial officer of Dow Jones & Company, where he set policy for global finance and corporate strategy, and vice president and treasurer of Alcoa Inc., where he was responsible for global treasury policy and relationship management with commercial and investment banks. Previously, he held executive positions with Mead Corporation and General Electric Capital Corporation.

In addition to serving on the Global Payments Board, Mr. Plummer serves as a director for John Wiley & Sons, Inc., where he is a member of the audit and technology committees. He also previously served as a director for UIL Holdings Corporation, where he was a member of the compensation and retirement benefits committees.

Mr. Plummer holds degrees in aeronautics and astronautics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a master of business administration degree from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business.