William S. Reese

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William S. Reese

Bill Reese was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the International Youth Foundation in 2005, having joined IYF in May 1998 as its Chief Operating Officer. He was President and CEO of Partners of the Americas for twelve years. Previously, he served with the Peace Corps for ten years, first as a volunteer in Salvador, Brazil, then as director of Brazil operations, and in Washington as deputy director of the Latin American and Caribbean region. He currently sits on the board of The Prince's Youth Business International in the UK as well as InterAction, where he served previously as Chair. Mr. Reese has also joined the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation Board and serves as a board member of two organizations committed to certifying best practices in global supply chains in the apparel and toy industries: W.R.A.P. and ICTI Care Foundation. Reflecting his interest in promoting international volunteerism, he has joined the boards of Encore International Service Corps and Global Citizen Year. Mr. Reese received his BA in Political Science from Stanford University and is a 1995 graduate of the Business School’s Executive Program.


Read some of Bill Reese's articles, blog posts and interviews


The Huffington Post:

Bridging the Hope Gap: Why Life Skills Matter


World Bank Blogs - Voices:

We need a Youth Jobs Revolution


The Huffington Post:

Entrepreneurship for All -- A New Approach to Youth Development 


The Huffington Post:

Meeting Goals to End Extreme Poverty Is Possible — But Only When We Focus on Jobs, Jobs, and Jobs 


The Huffington Post:

The Path to a Brighter Future? Expand Opportunities for Today's Young 


The Huffington Post:

Want to Be Hip? Get Involved in Solving the Youth Unemployment Problem 


Microsoft 2013 Citizenship Report:

Turning Opportunity into Action (PDF)


Baltimore Sun:

Secretary Clinton's welcome focus on global youth 


Mastercard Cashless Pioneers:

Entrepreneurship Program Turns Small Business Dreams into Reality for India’s Youth 


Microsoft TechNet:

Building Your Own Business? A New Curriculum Helps Young People Find Success 


The Guardian: 

Foundations: 'we should have a higher fail rate than other organisations'


Financial Times:

Investing in Young People 2013 (PDF)