Jay Adams Jay Adams founded MakesBridge Technology in 2001. As the company’s President and CEO, Jay directs product development and business development strategies. Under Jay’s leadership, MakesBridge Technology has established itself as a premier publisher of on-demand sales and marketing automation tools. MakesBridge Technlogy’s BridgeMail System product is listed in the Top 25 Most Popular Applications on the Salesforce Appexchange.

Jay remains actively involved with select customer engagements to maintain an intuition about customer needs and gain visibility into dynamics and products that are driving the SaaS and cloud computing product markets. During his tenure, MakesBridge has served notable companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Hewlett Packard, and Time Warner. While he considers the ability to service such large companies a tremendous accomplishment, he’s equally proud of MakesBridge Technology’s ability to service very small organizations. “It’s a reflection of the relevance and range we continually aspire to achieve.”

Prior to founding Makesbridge Technology, Mr. Adams was V.P. of Business Development at Audiohighway. Jay was responsible for content distribution, marketing, and content licensing. While there, Jay negotiated deals and strategic alliances with Microsoft, Real Networks, Yahoo, and Warner Music Group. Additional responsibilities included building a business development team to execute content and distribution deals. These relationships generated millions of user visits per day and consistently ranked audiohighway.com as the number-one ranked music streaming website. Before Audiohighway, Jay was the Director of Business Development for Software Buyline, a provider of encryption technology for consumer and small business grade software products. Jay oversaw technology licensing and partnerships with ISVs, hardware OEMs, and online retailers.

Jay has served on Advisory Boards for a number of Silicon Valley companies and holds a B.S. from University of Southern California and completed the EPGC program at Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Patrick Bartlett Patrick Bartlett is a Senior Management Consultant with Ursa Major Associates. His clients include Aramex, Canada Post, Kodak, LL Bean, Neopost, Pitney Bowes and USPS. He is a Senior Executive with a proven track record in identifying and exploiting business opportunities that drive bottom line results. He brings to his clients an entrepreneurial management style that has been successful in driving change in large organizations. His strengths include; Strategic Thinking, Creativity, Pragmatic Problem Solving, Catalyst, Effective Leader and Team Builder.

He is recognized as an innovator with a practical leadership style, committed to getting things done efficiently. Known as someone who thrives on getting new projects and ventures started within an organization, evaluated as a creative problem solver, planner and strategist. His exploratory thinking style provides insightful analysis and forthright judgments.

For over 20 years, Patrick has worked in the logistics business in a number of senior marketing and sales roles for both Canada Post and Canpar Parcel Services. Some of the roles included; President, Borderfree Division, General Manager, International Sales & Product Management, Vice President, Marketing & Sales, General Manager, Parcels.

One of Patrick’s key areas of expertise lies in helping US based companies go International, providing guidance and assistance on market entry strategies, supply chain optimization and marketing tactics.

Patrick holds a P. Log. Certification from the Canadian Logistics Institute and a MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business.

John Callan John Callan, Managing Director, Ursa Major Associates, is a recognized thought leader and strategy consultant in the postal-parcel-logistics space, John leads consultancy Ursa Major Associates, LLC as well as PostalVision 2020, the bold initiative designed to re-invent the postal ecosystem.

Based on early entrepreneurial successes, John has applied his intuitive inclination toward the creation and execution of innovative growth strategies to corporations and clients for more than thirty years. As senior operating executive and consultant for public and private, large and small, domestic and international companies alike, John has led innovative strategic business development initiatives in the mail and parcel logistics and digital imaging fields.

He founded and grew pioneer global courier service, Calico Air Courier, merged it into DHL Worldwide Express and served DHL as VP Marketing. He served TNT Skypak as President and Purolator Courier as SVP Marketing and Sales. He served Polaroid Corporation as Director of New Business Development. He led start-ups in the fields of international re-mail and desktop shipping and served PricewaterhouseCoopers’ postal practice as “thought-leader” on strategy projects for USPS. John co-founded logistics consultancy Ursa Major Associates and advised ventures in online shipping, postage payment, presort-mail, direct mail, hybrid mail, postal software, USPS work-sharing, parcel consolidation and express delivery. He served DHL Global Mail – Americas as VP Strategy and Business Development and member of the Executive Committee, responsible for inorganic growth initiatives, M & A and postal relations.

John is a recognized postal – parcel delivery industry expert, active in industry associations Postcom, PSA, IMAG, MTAC, GADA, FACA.

He earned a BA in Russian at the University of North Carolina where he was a Morehead Scholar.
Specialties: Visioning, strategy formulation, alliance structuring, mergers and acquisitions, business development.

James Campbell, Jr. James Campbell, Jr. is a lawyer and consultant in Washington, D.C. His recent projects include surveys of national and international postal laws and practices for the European Commission; a study of the history and development of postal law and the postal monopoly in the United States for the Postal Regulatory Commission; advising FedEx on U.S. postal reform and international postal policy; and consulting with the President’s Commission on the U.S. Postal Service.

Mr. Campbell began his career as a staff attorney for U.S. Senate working on airline deregulation. In 1976 he joined DHL and led efforts to reform national and international postal, customs, and aviation regulations that impeded the development of the then fledgling international express industry.

Mr. Campbell was born in 1946 in Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Princeton University and Georgetown University Law Center. He is the author of many articles on postal policy and a book on postal policy and the express industry. For more information, see www.jcampbell.com

Vint Cerf Vinton G. Cerf has served as vice president and chief Internet evangelist for Google since October 2005. In this role, he is responsible for identifying new enabling technologies to support the development of advanced, Internet-based products and services from Google. He is also an active public face for Google in the Internet world.

Cerf is the former senior vice president of Technology Strategy for MCI. In this role, Cerf was responsible for helping to guide corporate strategy development from the technical perspective. Previously, Cerf served as MCI’s senior vice president of Architecture and Technology, leading a team of architects and engineers to design advanced networking frameworks including Internet-based solutions for delivering a combination of data, information, voice and video services for business and consumer use.

Widely known as one of the “Fathers of the Internet,” Cerf is the co-designer of the TCP/IP protocols and the architecture of the Internet. In December 1997, President Clinton presented the U.S. National Medal of Technology to Cerf and his colleague, Robert E. Kahn, for founding and developing the Internet. Kahn and Cerf were named the recipients of the ACM Alan M. Turing award in 2004 for their work on the Internet protocols. The Turing award is sometimes called the “Nobel Prize of Computer Science.” In November 2005, President George Bush awarded Cerf and Kahn the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their work. The medal is the highest civilian award given by the United States to its citizens. In April 2008, Cerf and Kahn received the prestigious Japan Prize.

Prior to rejoining MCI in 1994, Cerf was vice president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives (CNRI). As vice president of MCI Digital Information Services from 1982-1986, he led the engineering of MCI Mail, the first commercial email service to be connected to the Internet. During his tenure from 1976-1982 with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Cerf played a key role leading the development of Internet and Internet-related packet data and security technologies.
Cerf is a recipient of numerous awards and commendations in connection with his work on the Internet. In addition to his work on behalf of Google and the Internet, Cerf has served as a technical advisor to production for “Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict” and made a special guest appearance on the program in May 1998. Cerf has appeared on television programs NextWave with Leonard Nimoy and often co-hosted World Business Review with Alexander Haig and Caspar Weinberger. In December, 1994, People magazine identified Cerf as one of that year’s “25 Most Intriguing People.” Cerf also holds an appointment as distinguished visiting scientist at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory where he is working on the design of an interplanetary Internet.

Cerf holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Stanford University and Master of Science and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from UCLA.

His personal interests include fine wine, gourmet cooking and science fiction. Cerf and his wife, Sigrid, were married in 1966 and have two sons, David and Bennett.

Dr. Gene Del Polito Dr. Gene Del Polito has served as the President of the Association for Postal Commerce in Washington, DC for the past 27 years. Gene is highly regarded within the postal community as an effective advocate in behalf of those who use mail for business communication and commerce. Gene has received PostCom’s J. Edward Day Award, the association’s highest honor granted in recognition of “distinguished service to the nation’s postal community,” PostCom’s Lee Epstein Award given in recognition of “outstanding service in behalf of the business mailing industry;” the Continuity Shippers Association Lifetime Achievement Award; the Mail Advertising Service Association’s Miles Kimball Award, the highest award MASA gives to non-members of its association in recognition of his work in behalf of the mail advertising and marketing industry; the Direct Marketing Club of New York’s Mal Dunn Leadership Award “in recognition of his outstanding leadership and contribution to the industry”; the MailCom Franklin Award for “outstanding service in behalf of the business mailing industry;” and the Greater Washington Society of Association Executives’ Monument Award for Excellence in Communications.

Gene serves on the Postmaster General’s Mailers Technical Advisory Committee, and has been a member of a number of Postal Service-industry work groups and task forces over the years. Del Polito serves as Vice Chairman of the International Mailers Advisory Group. He is a frequent speaker at postal gatherings and conferences around the nation.

Gene received his Ph.D. and masters degrees in audiology and speech science from Purdue University in Indiana and his bachelor’s degree in speech pathology and speech communication at Montclair State College in New Jersey.

J. Erik Garr J. Erik Garr is a principal in PwC’s Diamond Advisory Services where he serves clients in the telecommunications, financial services, and government sectors. Erik’s work focuses on strategic planning, broadband policy, and the management of large scale change programs.

Last year, Erik was appointed to serve as the General Manager of the National Broadband Plan at the Federal Communications Commission. Chairman Julius Genachowski delivered the National Broadband Plan to Congress on March 16, 2010, drawing the support of thousands of companies, government agencies and community groups, including praise for the plan from President Barack Obama. Erik led the development of this plan which involved over 250 FCC employees, garnering the input of over 700 companies and organizations and the participation of over 10,000 citizens through a groundbreaking and citizen focused new media effort at www.broadband.gov.

The plan provides an ambitious roadmap to shift up to $16 billion in Universal Service Funding to more directly support broadband in unserved areas, free up to 500 Mhz of spectrum to support the next generation of mobile broadband, and provide better connectivity to key institutions that support the health care, energy, educational, and public safety needs of our country.

Erik holds a bachelor of arts in political science with high honors from the University of Michigan and holds a master of public policy degree from the University of Chicago, and was named a 2004 Marshall Memorial fellow, one of 55 emerging leaders selected from around the United States to participate in a high-level exchange program with European governments.

Ruth Goldway Ruth Goldway is an experienced regulatory and public affairs professional with expertise in citizen participation, consumer issues, urban planning issues, education and the arts, as well as the mailing industry.

Ruth Goldway was designated Chairman of the United States Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) by President Barack Obama on August 6, 2009. She was first appointed by President Clinton in April, 1998 to the predecessor agency, the Postal Rate Commission, and twice reappointed by President George W. Bush, most recently in 2008 to serve a third term ending in November 2014. She is the longest serving, full-time, Senate-confirmed Presidential appointee within the Executive Branch of the United States Government. The Postal Regulatory Commission oversees the performance and accountability of the U.S. Postal Service, the world’s largest post and the second largest civilian employer in the United States.

Chairman Goldway has presided over the Commission during a time marked by a record caseload and the implementation of new postal laws and regulations. On her watch, the Commission has issued a number of major decisions including the first Exigency Rate Case, the first Non-Compliance Determination, and Advisory Opinions on Post Office Station and Branch closings, and on Five Day Mail Delivery. She has made transparency a priority, establishing a series of monthly Commission public meetings, which are webcast live, and the publication of a quarterly report on rate and service inquiries. The Commission has responded to hundreds of Postal Service proposals including Rate Requests, Market Tests and Experimental Products and Negotiated Service Agreements, and has carried out its statutory International responsibilities.

Ms. Goldway has written on a variety of postal matters such as Vote by Mail for national newspapers and submitted congressional testimony. She has represented the Commission on the State Department delegation to the Universal Postal Union. Her advocacy and leadership were instrumental in the Postal Service’s adoption of the “Forever Stamp” in March 2007.

Ms. Goldway is a founding member and co-Chair of a networking and mentoring organization, Women in Logistics and Delivery Services (WILDS). She has lectured on the role of women in government, Finnish culture and society, urban planning, and consumerism at universities and professional associations throughout the world.

Ms. Goldway has been a successful advocate on behalf of consumer, women’s and urban issues. She was Assistant to the Director of California’s Department of Consumer Affairs during the 1970s. She was elected council member and mayor of the city of Santa Monica from 1979 to 1983. She helped to found California’s system of statewide farmers markets and expanded citizen representation on state regulatory boards. She served as Founder and Chairperson of the Santa Monica Pier Restoration Corporation from 1983 – 1994.

Ms. Goldway served as Director of Public Affairs at California State University, Los Angeles, one of the nation’s most racially and ethnically diverse campuses. From 1991 to 1994 she served as Manager of Public Affairs for the Getty Trust, the largest arts and education foundation in the U.S.

In Finland, from 1994-1997, as the then spouse of the U.S. Ambassador, she authored several articles that appeared in the Finnish magazine Gloria, organized seminars on women’s issues and assisted in the promotion of American products and services. Her memoirs of her experiences there, Letters from Finland, were translated and published in Finland by Otava Oy in November, 1998.

Born in New York City, Ms. Goldway attended the Bronx High School of Science, earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan and received an M.A. in English Literature from Wayne State University. She is on the board of Tree People and New Visions Foundation and the Center for Sustainable Cities at USC. Her recreational activities include biking, cooking, reading, and travel. Her family resides in Venice, California.

Jeremy Grant Jeremy Grant is NIST’s senior executive advisor for identity management, focused on the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC).

Mr. Grant comes to NIST with a diverse background and deep understanding of identity and cybersecurity issues, having served in a range of leadership positions spanning government and industry. He began his career as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate, where he drafted the legislation which laid the groundwork for the Department of Defense and GSA smart card and PKI efforts. Mr. Grant then joined the Intelligent Technologies Division at MAXIMUS, a government services firm, where he led the division’s Security and Identity Management practice, and played a major role in a number of major federal identity and security programs. He then spent three years with Washington Research Group as the firm’s identity and cybersecurity market analyst. Most recently, Jeremy served as Chief Development Officer for ASI Government (formerly Acquisition Solutions, Inc.), a consulting firm focused on helping government agencies improve results through the application of better acquisition, organizational and program management practices. Jeremy is a former co-chair of the Identity Management Committee at TechAmerica (previously the Information Technology Association of America). He graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan with dual concentrations in biology and political science.

Jeff Jarvis Jeff Jarvis, author of What Would Google Do? (HarperCollins 2009), blogs about media and news at Buzzmachine.com. He is associate professor and director of the interactive journalism program and the new business models for news project at the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. He is consulting editor and a partner at Daylife, a news startup. He writes a new media column for The Guardian and is host of its Media Talk USA podcast. He consults for media companies.

Until 2005, he was president and creative director of Advance.net, the online arm of Advance Publications. Prior to that, Jarvis was creator and founding editor of Entertainment Weekly; Sunday editor and associate publisher of the New York Daily News; TV critic for TV Guide and People; a columnist on the San Francisco Examiner; assistant city editor and reporter for the Chicago Tribune; reporter for Chicago Today.

George Kliavkoff George Kliavkoff is CEO of Manilla. He was most recently EVP and Deputy Group Head of Hearst Entertainment & Syndication, where he incubated Manilla and other new businesses for Hearst. Prior to that he was Chief Digital Officer at NBC Universal where he expanded the company’s digital media strategy, and oversaw the distribution of video and other products and services across all digital platforms. At NBCU, he sat on the board of Hulu.com and served as its first CEO.

Prior to NBCU, George served as EVP Business at Major League Baseball Advanced Media and GM of Business Development at RealNetworks. He started his career as an attorney with prominent law firms in Los Angeles and Seattle. George is obsessed with creating large-scale digital services that delight users.

Ramesh Ratan Ramnath A. Lakshmi-Ratan, Ph.D. (Ramesh Ratan) is President of Pitney Bowes Document Messaging Technologies the $650 million global line of business focused on the Production Print and Mail segment.

Pitney Bowes DMT provides customer communications infrastructure solutions for enterprises and service bureaus who are high volume mailers and multichannel marketers. These solutions enable enterprises to use their paper and digital customer communications to further drive profitable growth by integrating the transactional document (bills and statements) channels with enterprise and CRM solutions. Dr. Ratan oversees all aspects of the business unit including product management, strategy, R&D, manufacturing, marketing, sales and service channels worldwide. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Pitney Bowes Foundation, and senior executive sponsor of product management discipline implementation across all Pitney Bowes business units.

He was previously EVP and Chief Operating Officer of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA), the leading global trade association nearly 3,400 companies from dozens of vertical industries in the US and 50 other nations, including a majority of the Fortune 100 companies employing direct, database and interactive marketing technologies. He has served as a member of the board of directors of both for profit and non-profit organizations including Packetup Corp., Saras Networks Inc., Easter Seals New Jersey and the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation North Jersey.

His prior positions include President of the Americas and Senior Vice President for VocalTec Communications Ltd.; Chief Technology Officer of the Yellow Pages I.M.A.; President of the Software Division of Packetup Corp.; distinguished member of technical staff at AT&T Bell Laboratories and Founder of the AT&T Consumer Lab; and Vice President of Global Marketing and Business Development of next-generation networks at Lucent Technologies.

Dr. Ratan has served as a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin (Madison), University of Pittsburgh, and Rutgers University. He holds a Ph.D. in operations research and marketing from the University of Pittsburgh, an M.M.S. in operations research and marketing from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute at the University of Bombay, and a B.Sc. in mathematics, physics, and chemistry from the University of Poona.

Ronald Stroman Ronald A. Stroman was named the 20th Deputy Postmaster General (DPMG) in March 2011. As the second-highest ranking postal executive, he serves on the Postal Service Board of Governors and on Postmaster General Patrick R. Donahoe’s Executive Leadership Team.

As DPMG, Stroman works closely with the mailing industry to help strengthen relationships and identify
opportunities to improve interactions with postal customers. Reporting to Stroman are the vice
presidents of Government Relations, Corporate Communications, Consumer and Industry Affairs, and the Judicial Officer. He also has the lead role in working with Congress to restructure the prefunding of retiree health benefits, adjust delivery frequency, and gain greater flexibility in aligning the Postal Service processing, distribution and retail networks.

Stroman has more than 30 years of professional experience in government, legislative affairs and leadership before becoming DPMG. From 1978 to 1984, he was an attorney with the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He then moved into a position as counsel on the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. He also worked for the Committee on Government Operations and became a deputy minority staff director for the Government Reform and Oversight Committee.

In 1997, Stroman took a director’s position with the U.S. Department of Transportation. In 2001, he joined the General Accounting Office as managing director for the Office of Opportunity and Inclusiveness. He returned to the House in 2009, where he served as staff director, Committee on Oversight and Government Relations prior to joining the Postal Service.

Stroman earned his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University Law Center.

Matt Swain Matt Swain is an Associate Director for InfoTrends, the leading worldwide market research and strategic consulting firm for the digital imaging and document solutions industry. He is responsible for driving global research and consulting initiatives in the document outsourcing and transaction output markets with a close eye on the topics of TransPromo and the emergence of secure digital mail services. Mr. Swain’s extensive global TransPromo research along with his most recent study, The Future of Electronic Bill Presentment & Payment in North America, have provided him with a fresh perspective on the drivers for change in the way that organizations deliver customer communications and how their customers prefer to interact with them. Mr. Swain is a frequent speaker at industry events on emerging technologies within the international integrated graphic communications industry – including presentations in Asia, Eastern and Western Europe, and throughout North America.

Mr. Swain received a Bachelor of Science in Imaging and Photographic Technology, as well as a Master of Science in Print Media from the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Jennifer Tomlinson Jennifer Tomlinson is the Director of Growth and Strategy at Innovapost. Over the past decade she has developed significant expertise in the global postal industry and the application of technology within that industry. Ms. Tomlinson has worked closely with Canada Post assisting them in developing new concepts which embrace the use of emerging technologies. She recently advised the United States Postal Service Office of the Inspector General, providing a perspective on technology trends in the postal industry and their potential impact on the Postal Service.

Ms. Tomlinson has over 20 years experience in developing new concepts and products, shaping new ventures and developing business cases and execution plans. Her specific expertise is in industry and market analysis, conceptual design and strategy development. This expertise has been concentrated over the past decade in the global postal industry and the Canadian Federal public sector. Recently her focus has been identifying opportunities for postal organizations to work with public sector entities through exploration of alternative service delivery models and the use of new technologies.

Specific projects have included: business case development of alternative service models and solutions, development of IT strategy, technology road-mapping, and industry analysis of postal, IS/IT and public sectors.. Over the past twenty years Jennifer has stayed in touch with technology and how technology can fundamentally change industries. Her experience includes working with Public sector organizations, large enterprises and start-up organizations.

Ms. Tomlinson has a Bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, an MBA and recently completed a Masters Certificate in Governance and Public Sector Management.

Areas of Expertise: New concept/product/venture development, Industry analysis and forecasting, Strategic planning.

Skills: Research and analysis, Strategy development, Facilitation and workshop design.

Industry Knowledge: Global Postal Markets, Canadian Federal public Sector, Canadian Telecommunications.

Marshall Van Alstyne Marshall Van Alstyne, is an Associate Professor at Boston University and a Visiting Professor at MIT Center for Digital Business. He received a BA from Yale, and MS and PhD degrees from MIT.

Marshall has made significant contributions to the field of information economics, covering such topics as communications markets, economics of networks, intellectual property, and social effects of technology. He designed and implemented one of the first projects to measure how affects the dollar output of individual information workers. He coauthored the first proof that a market could reduce spam and create more value for users than even a perfect filter. His MIT dissertation work introduced the concept of “cyberbalkanization,” describing how IT can integrate or fragment societies. As co-developer of the concept of “two sided” networks he has been a major contributor to the theory of network effects, a theory now taught in more than 50 business schools worldwide.

He has received NSF Career, IOS, and SGER Awards, five best paper awards, multiple patents, and his work has appeared in Science, Management Science, Harvard Business Review, Strategic Management Journal, and the popular press.

Larry Weber Larry Weber, a thought leader in the public relations field, has been at the forefront of the use of technology in PR for more than two decades. Larry is also the chairman of W2 Group, a global marketing services ecosystem that helps CMOs in their new role as builders of communities and content aggregators.

In 1987 Larry founded The Weber Group, which within a decade became the world’s largest public relations firm, Weber Shandwick Worldwide. In early 2000, Larry became chairman and CEO of Interpublic’s Advanced Marketing Services Group, where he built and oversaw an $800 million group that included the world’s top public relations, healthcare communications, branding, research, and entertainment and experiential marketing firms.

Larry is the co-founder and chairman of the Massachusetts Innovation and Technology Exchange (MITX), the world’s largest interactive advocacy organization. He is also on the Boards of Directors of Yankee Group, MIVA, Communispace and Compete. His second book, business bestseller Marketing to the Social Web: How Digital Customer Communities Build Your Business, was published by John Wiley & Sons in June 2007 with a second edition in February 2009. His third book, Sticks & Stones: How Digital Business Reputations Are Created Over Time…And Lost in a Click, was published in July 2009. His most recent book, Everywhere: Comprehensive Digital Business Strategy for the Social Media Era, was published in March 2011.

David Williams David C. Williams was sworn in as the second independent Inspector General (IG) for the U.S. Postal Service on August 20, 2003. Williams is responsible for a staff of more than 1,100 employees — located in major offices nationwide — that conducts independent audits and investigations for the largest civilian federal agency that has $72.8 billion in annual revenues, a workforce of about 700,000 career employees and nearly 37,000 retail facilities.

The office is under the general supervision of the nine Postal Service governors and is not subject to any other Postal Service supervision.

In his last position, Williams served as the Deputy Assistant Administrator for Aviation Operations at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) from August 2002 until August 2003, where he managed the Aviation Inspection Program at federalized airports.

Williams has served as IG for five federal agencies. He was first appointed by President George Bush to serve as IG for the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1989 to 1996. President William Clinton next appointed him IG for the Social Security Administration from 1996 to 1998, and then as IG for of the Department of the Treasury in 1998. In 1999, President Clinton named him as the first IG for Tax Administration of the Department of Treasury, where he directed a staff of 1,050 to detect fraud, waste and abuse. In 2001 President George W. Bush named Williams the Acting IG for HUD, while he was also serving at the Department of the Treasury.

Williams served in the U.S. Army Military Intelligence and began his civilian federal career as a special agent with the U.S. Secret Service. Moving up the career ladder, he served as Director of Operations in the Office of Labor Racketeering at the Department of Labor; the President’s Commission on Organized Crime; and as Director of the Office of Special Investigations at the U.S. General Accounting Office. Williams is the recipient of the U.S. Bronze Star and the Vietnamese Medal of Honor for service in Vietnam.

A native of Illinois, Williams graduated from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Ill., and received his Advanced Degree in Education and a Masters in Education from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Ill. He also attended the U.S. Military Intelligence Academy, the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center and the U.S. Secret Service Training Academy.

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