Will, a Director at Toffler Associates, oversees the management and growth of the civilian market portfolio. In this capacity, Will helps leaders within national security, infrastructure, and other agencies plan for long term resiliency. He brings an understanding of foresight and futures and helps organizations think about how emerging technology, environmental and societal shifts, and the evolving threat landscape impact operational planning. Before joining TA, Will led operations and customer experience for a financial services association in Washington, DC, that advocated for better financial policies for American consumers and financial advisors. Will received three degrees from the University of Maryland: his M.B.A. from the Robert H. Smith School of Business, his M.P.P. from the School of Public Policy, and his B.A. in History and Communication. He additionally played on the University of Maryland’s men’s soccer team from 2007 to 2011, a tenure that included winning the NCAA Division I College Cup national championships in 2008.

What excites you about 2030?

Same thing that excites me today. We operate in a human-centric society but supported by new, innovative technologies and societal norms. But at the end of the day, I am and will continue to be excited to work with smart, creative people.

What is your favorite part about TA culture?

Productive collaboration, even in a virtual environment, permeates throughout every aspect of our culture. That is a very hard trait to find in an organization and when it exists, we are able to achieve some incredible things.

What was your most influential prior job experience and why is it relevant at TA?

When I was 17 I had the fortune of accepting the position of busboy for a restaurant just down the street from my house. Through that experience, I was able to learn about people, collaboration, and not being afraid of a little dirt or grunt work. To this day I still consider myself the best busboy this side of the Mississippi whenever I drive by the place 🙂