Bill Stokes is Chairman of the Washington Network Group (WNG), a Washington DC-based organization of senior-level executives in private sector companies, professional service firms, associations and nonprofit organizations, multilateral institutions, the Congress, government agencies, foreign embassies and the media. Additionally, Bill is an executive search consultant, who works with senior executives in operations, business development, government relations and communications roles across the private and nonprofit sectors. Earlier, he was Managing Partner of EndeavorConnect, a consulting group advising foreign firms entering the U.S. market and American companies going overseas.
Bill is a seasoned nonprofit professional, having served as Director of Development at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies (AICGS) and Chief of Staff at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in Washington, D.C. Additionally, He was Program Director at the National Council for International Trade Development (NCITD) and Program Director at the Washington Research Office of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation, a leading German political foundation. Bill has served on numerous boards including the George C. Marshall International Center, the World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., the International Business Council of the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce in Virginia, and the German American Business Association (GABA).
He pursued graduate studies in international business and economics at the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University. He holds an undergraduate degree in history and political science from the College of William & Mary in Virginia. He was also educated at the University of Trier in Germany, at Georgetown University, and at Phillips Exeter Academy.