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William Young

US Air Force, Lieutenant Colonel

Cambridge, Massachusetts

An accomplished strategist and leader, William is a Lieutenant Colonel with 20 years of service in the United States Air Force. He is working to improve military methods for strategy development in the Information Age by leveraging systems thinking and sustainable design approaches.

Outside of his military duties, William assists several non-profit and charitable organizations in developing actionable strategies to address challenging problems through improved problem structuring. William’s work has garnered national recognition, and both Ebony and Black Enterprise Magazine have profiled him in leadership articles. In 2008, the United States Junior Chamber recognized William as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Americans for his sustained leadership and accomplishments.

Currently, William is pursuing a PhD in Technology, Policy, and Engineering Systems at MIT.

Updated September 2011.