Billy M. Williams
Director, Science, American Geophysical Union, USA.
Billy M. Williams serves as the Director, Science at the American Geophysical Union (AGU). AGU is a nonprofit organization of geophysicists, consisting of over 61,000 members from over 146 countries. As a member of the senior team reporting to the Executive Director/CEO, he serves as senior staff to the AGU Council and supports the Council in implementing AGU’s science policy, agenda and work plan, including leading science-related initiatives and addressing issues related to STEM and the global talent pool in Earth and space sciences. Prior to joining AGU, Billy served as a Global R&D Director at the Dow Chemical Company, and as the Director of Dow’s External Science and Technology Programs. More recently, from 2006-2012, he served as a senior program officer in the Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences at the National Academy of Sciences where he was responsible for assembling and leading committees of nationally prominent scientists, engineers, and scholars to address nationally critical issues. He served as the study director and was a co-author of the 2011 National Research Council report, National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces.
Mr Williams acted as the Discussant of the Climate Change session at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013.