Billy is originally from the Gauley Bridge area of Fayette County. He graduated from WVU Tech in 1989 with a B.S. degree in Business Management and a minor in Economics. Upon graduation, Billy accepted a job with Liberty Life Insurance Company in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. He worked as an agent and then later, Sales Manager.
In 1992, Billy moved back to West Virginia to work for The Prudential where he worked until 1999. In 1999 he started an independent insurance agency in Gauley Bridge. In 2001, he purchased EEA Insurance in Oak Hill and operated two agencies before finally moving everything to Oak Hill. In 2005, Billy expanded into the Beckley property & causality market and opened an office on Prince Street. Throughout his career in insurance, Billy specialized in life insurance and property & casualty insurance. He became interested in the commercial side of insurance through a working relationship with Ficon Insurance that eventually developed into a merger. In 2008, Ficon-Bush Insurance Agency, Inc was formed. Billy is the President of the company and works primarily as a commercial agent.
Billy has been married to Sheri Pinion Bush since 1989 and they reside in Oak Hill, WV. Billy has been a high school football and basketball official with the New River Official’s Association since 1985. He is also a college football official for the Mountain East Conference. Billy is also an avid golfer and enjoys playing the drums.