William W. Wright
Senior Associate, Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Programs

Bill is a retired U.S. Army chemical officer with 20 years military service and 13 years’ experience in both industry and government. He received his B.S. from the University of New Hampshire, an M.A. in Procurement and Materiel Management from Webster University, and an M.S. in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. At MAPP Associates, he is responsible for public health programs, homeland security and emergency preparedness programs, risk assessment, and capture, proposal, and project management.

An authority on chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense, Bill has served with the Joint Chiefs of Staff and was an official U.S. delegate to the Biological Weapons Convention negotiations. Upon leaving the Army, he was Director for Nonproliferation and International Affairs at the Southern Research Institute, and later became the first Director of Emergency Preparedness for the State of New Hampshire’s Department of Health and Human Services, where he developed plans for emergency preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery, ensuring coordination among federal, state, and local authorities.

He later joined Midwest Research Institute (now MRIGlobal), ultimately becoming Senior Program Director. Among other accomplishments, he created the Center for Biological Safety and Security, the largest group of accredited biosafety consultants in the U.S. He also managed and directed a contract science and technology consulting group in such areas as global public health and disease surveillance, containment laboratory operations and management, emergency preparedness, homeland security and food protection, safety, and security. His skills in business management and business development resulted in consistent revenue growth of 10 percent or more every year for eight consecutive years.