William “Bill” Troner has been named the new board chairman, the Health First Foundation recently announced.

“Bill is a community leader with extensive experience and proven business success,” said Terry Mohr, president of the the foundation. “We are confident he will help our donors share our view that philanthropy is best when it starts at home.

“He strongly believes a commitment to Health First is a commitment to Brevard’s health.”

Troner is a patent-licensing attorney serving as managing partner at Andre-Troner LC. In Indialantic. He assists clients in maximizing financial returns on research and development through licensing of patented technologies. His clients are among some of the best-known Fortune 500 companies.

Troner is a member of the Health First Foundation’s Good Samaritan Club and supports a broad list of charitable organizations in Brevard County.

Among other volunteer services, he is co-chairman of the Development Committee of the Deans Advisory Board at his alma mater, the University of Florida, as well as a guest lecturer in the Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering Innovation Class.

His family utilizes Health First programs and services, and understands the importance of quality health care closer to home.