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William Mea, Ph.D., Executive Coach

Dr. William J. (Billy) Mea is an executive coach, instructor, and content developer at Priority Thinking. He brings with him a practical approach to business advisory services and decision-making honed by three decades of experience in manufacturing, finance, leadership, and teaching.

Billy is also a Visiting Research Fellow at The Institute for National Strategic Studies in Washington, D.C. He designs performance optimization systems for the intelligence community, and he consults on innovation for an LNG shipping firm. At Georgetown University, he teaches change management, innovation, program evaluation, and leadership. He was recently named Distinguished Lecturer in American Public Policy at Hamilton College.

Billy specialized in Enterprise Resource Program (ERP) implementations and business process re-engineering as a manager at KPMG Peat Marwick, LLP.  He was a senior analyst in the White House Office of Management & Budget (OMB), responsible for financial systems and operations with expenditures of over $60 billion. Mea served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and deputy CFO at the U.S. Department of Labor. He taught economics, business analytics, innovation, leadership, and financial services at National Defense University to senior US military and allied flag officers.

Billy has a Ph.D. in clinical and industrial-organizational (management) psychology from Auburn University. Following graduate school, he was a clinical psychologist in the U.S. Navy. He retired after nearly three decades of active and reserve service with two deployments to Iraq, including Fallujah. He is highly published and a frequently requested speaker.

Dr. Mea is a licensed psychologist and holds Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. He is cleared for Top Secret (TS) Information and granted access to Sensitive Compartmentalized Information (SCI).

When not consulting or teaching, Billy is busy at home in Arlington with his wife of 27 years and their five children.