William S. Reese

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Bill Reese was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of IYF in January 2005. He provides leadership and oversight for the management of the Foundation’s operations and programs supporting positive youth development in more than 70 countries and territories. Before joining IYF, Bill was President/CEO for 12 years of Partners of the Americas, the largest citizen-run, voluntary organization working to promote economic and social development in the western hemisphere. Bill served for 10 years with the Peace Corps, first as a volunteer in an urban community development project in Salvador, Brazil, and later director of Brazil operations. He was deputy director of the Latin American and Caribbean Region, before heading a special task force that managed the international celebration of the Peace Corps’ 20th anniversary in 1981. Bill has served globally in a number of public and nonprofit capacities, including in public-private partnerships. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a Woodrow Wilson National Fellow lecturing on Latin American affairs, foreign policy and development issues. A Dean’s List graduate of Stanford University in 1970, Bill majored in political science and Latin American relations. He did graduate work at the George Washington University’s School of International and Public Affairs and taught U.S. diplomatic history. He attended the Stanford Executive Program at the Graduate School of Business in 1995. He resides in Washington, D.C. He and his wife, Suzanne M. Frederick, have four adult children.

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