william “bill” livermore

William’s Bio

William (“Bill”) Livermore is a 1981 graduate of Sherburne-Earlville Central School. He most recently served as CEO and Executive Director of the Somaly Mam Foundation (SMF), a global human rights organization dedicated to ending modern day slavery. Bill is also a member of the New York City Human Trafficking Task Force.

Bill played a key role in the 2007 founding of SMF before joining as full-time leader two years later. At SMF Bill was responsible for implementing new outcomes-based strategies across the organization and establishing multiple corporate, public, and NGO partnerships in the areas of public awareness, advocacy and survivor services. Revenue at SMF grew steadily year-over-year, growing from $600,000 in 2008 to $2.25 million in 2009, $3.5 million in 2010, and $4.6 million in 2011.

At SMF, Bill initiated and led the development of Project Futures, a youth engagement platform that netted $350,000 its first year and established a brand separate from the organization’s founder and president (Somaly Mam). As a member of the New York City Human Trafficking Task Force, Bill has provided strategic guidance to the Mayor’s Office in establishing its human trafficking public awareness campaign and strengthening its anti-trafficking efforts and survivor services.

Prior to joining the foundation, Bill served as the Director of Thought Leadership Programs at LexisNexis, where he was responsible for building the company’s Rule of Law initiative and managing government, legal, and NGO relationships.

Bill has also served as Lead Advance for the Clinton White House and held management positions at Cornell, Corning, Unisys, and LexisNexis. At Corning, Bill was instrumental in helping the company consolidate multiple brands that Corning had acquired and re-launch them as a unified brand.

Bill is a Cornell University graduate and lives with his family in New York City.

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