Bill McBride is a veteran state and federal policy strategist who currently serves as Executive Director of the 114-year-old National Governors Association (NGA), the bipartisan organization that serves all 55 Governors of the nation’s states, commonwealths and territories.
In his role, Bill has led the organization since 2019, with a focus on the challenges of the pandemic response and recovery, economic growth, workforce development, infrastructure investment, cybersecurity threats and protections and community renewal best practices. Working with Republicans and Democrats, states large and small, Bill has led a diverse team of more than 80 professional staff to amplify the voice of Governors in Washington D.C. and across the country.
During the COVID-19 environment, Governors were seen as leaders in pandemic response and NGA served to coordinate their best practices, assist in sharing state solutions, foster constructive collaboration with federal officials, and support bipartisan communications. The response included ensuring federal aid was quickly disbursed with maximum state flexibility to meet the needs of American workers and families.
Governors were also instrumental in supporting the Investment in Infrastructure and Jobs Act, a historic bipartisan measure that is addressing aging publics works along with implanting strategic initiatives which are boosting America’s economic competitiveness and quality of life.
A proud Michigander, Bill has had a distinguished career as Chief of Staff to two Michigan Members of Congress, as well as serving two Michigan Governors in senior roles.
Bill earned his BA Degree at Michigan State University and his MA at George Mason University.
He currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Gerald R. Ford Foundation.