Bill Burwell

Acting Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director

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Bill Burwell is the Acting Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director for SelectUSA, overseeing the Investment Summit and other events.  

Prior to joining SelectUSA, Bill was the Director of the U.S. Export Assistance Center (USEAC) for the State of Maryland. The USEAC assisted Maryland firms to increase international sales and expand business operations globally. 

Prior to joining the U.S. Commercial Service, Bill was Senior Manager of Market Research at the Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In this position Bill directed research on international and domestic issues affecting U.S. manufacturing and small business competitiveness.   

Additionally, Bill has held consulting positions with NASA and the Department of Defense, and he took a break from government service to serve as Vice-President of Business Development at a business-to-business start-up company, providing marketing partnerships, brand management, and strategic alliance development services.

Bill holds an MBA from Clark University and a B.A. in Political Science from Drew University.