William “Bill” P. McElveen Jr. has been elected to chair the executive committee of the Adams and Reese law firm. The firm has 16 offices in 15 markets throughout the southern United States and Washington. McElveen is the former managing shareholder of Ellis Lawhorne, which merged with Adams and Reese in 2013. McElveen previously served on the boards of the Columbia Chamber of Commerce, Hammond School and Junior Achievement of the Midlands. He now serves on the executive committee of the Midlands Business Leadership Group.