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William S. Reese; International Youth Foundation

Bill Reese is President and CEO of the International Youth Foundation. He first joined IYF twelve years ago as its Chief Operating Officer. Earlier, Mr. Reese was President and CEO for twelve years of Partners of the Americas, the largest citizen-run, voluntary organization working to promote economic and social development in the western hemisphere. Earlier still, he served for ten years with the Peace Corps, first as a volunteer in an urban community development project in Salvador, Brazil, and later as director of Brazil operations. In Washington, he was deputy director of the Latin American and Caribbean region, then headed a special task force that managed the international celebration of the Peace Corps’ 20th anniversary. Even earlier, Mr. Reese was appointed chairman of the U.S. Agency for International Development’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, a position he held for nine years – the longest serving chair in ACVFA’s history. He has served as Chairman of the Board of InterAction and has been a board member of Independent Sector, Eureka Communities, the Brazilian American Cultural Institute, the Debt for Development Foundation, and Child Hope International. He currently serves on a number of boards, including Women Thrive Worldwide, Basic Education Coalition, and Episcopal Relief and Development. He also serves on two mixed boards that oversee global corporate activities in the toy industry (ITCI-CARE) and apparel/footwear production (WRAP). Mr. Reese is a graduate of Stanford University and a graduate of the Business School’s Executive Program.


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