William advises clients facing high-stakes litigation, regulatory and reputational challenges. At CLS Strategies, he serves private and public sector clients in the practice areas of public affairs, crisis communications, and political strategy across the technology, financial and energy sectors. He also has significant international experience with governments, political parties and companies.
Prior to joining CLS, William cut his teeth at a strategic communications and public affairs agency in Bogota, through which he worked with a government ministry. In addition, he served as an Account Executive for various multinationals in the maritime shipping, telecommunications, and financial services industries as they expanded operations in Colombia through investments, joint ventures, mergers and new financial products.
During his four years in Colombia, William also worked as a Research Associate for the Department of Political Science at the Universidad del Rosario and wrote for Bogota’s English language newspaper.
Originally from New York, William graduated with honors from Georgetown University with a degree in Government and a minor in Spanish. While in college, he served as an Editor of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and spent a semester studying in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
William was named one of PR News’ “Rising PR Stars 30 and Under” in 2018. He is a dual citizen of the United States and Sweden.