COL(R) Bill Edwards joined Thornton Tomasetti in 2017 and offers over 30 years of combined experience and expertise in operational/technical security, counter-terrorism, counter-intelligence, surveillance, and counter-surveillance efforts. Most recently, he served as the Director of Intelligence for Theater Special Operations Command-North, a position that required extensive collaboration and partnering across the U.S. whole government security enterprise. In this position, he specifically designed a cohesive and collaborative counter-terrorism network with the Department of Defense, Law Enforcement, and Inter-Agency partners while simultaneously bridging strong relationships with coalition partners to further extend his security reach to protect the homeland. Bill also brings extensive experience in operational/technical security from his combat deployments to Iraq, where he commanded two large bases and operationally operated in Al Anbar, Dhi Qar, and Basra Provinces focusing primarily on operations and security in these areas.
Bill is an ASIS International Certified Protection Professional (CPP), Physical Security Professional (PSP), Professional Certified Investigator (PCI), and a Certified Identity Management Professional (CIMP). He has attended Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business Executive Leadership Course, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government Executive Negotiations Course, and the United States Naval War College, graduating in July 2013 with a Master of Arts degree in National Security and Strategic Studies