Bill was born at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska, his father, a World War II Veteran served in Guam in the Pacific theatre. His grandfather, an American fighter pilot with the RAF flew a Sopwith Camel and was wounded in an aerial dogfight over Belgium in WWI. After several transfers, including living in Germany for 5 years, Bill’s family settled in Maryland.
With almost 40 years in the real estate industry, Bill has been active at all 3 levels of the Realtor organization. He served 3 terms as treasurer of the National Association of Realtors, the largest professional trade association in the world. Currently, he serves as NAR’s Global Ambassador to France and Andorra.
In 2000 Armstrong served as President of the Maryland Association of Realtors where he was the founding chairman of the “Partnership for Housing Foundation.” Bill has been an active investor in multiple development and income producing projects.
Bill majored in business with a concentration in Real Estate at East Carolina University and served for 17 years on the Advisory Board for the Johns Hopkins University, Masters program in Real Estate, part of the Carey Business School.
Bill and his wife Pam live in Damascus, Maryland. They have 3 children.