Meeting of the Minds Speaker
John F. Williams, II
Senior Vice President
HDR Engineering Inc.
John Williams is a SVP with HDR Engineering, Inc. based in NYC.
Over the past 32 years he has provided consulting guidance to communities of all sizes. Four years ago, he set out to help public officials and corporate leaders articulate the value of “green.” Working with a team of HDR economists, his Columbia students, a number of clients, and The Clinton Global Initiative they set out to fulfill a 2008 Commitment to Action entitled, “Creating the Sustainable Return on Investment Public Decision Tool’ or, SROI, a means of assigning monetary value to the Triple Bottom Line.” The Commitment has been fulfilled and is now focused on the creation of a graduate level training, network, and database development program as a collaborative effort between HDR, Inc. and Columbia University’s Center for Environmental Research and Conservation with a current expansion to include Harvard’s Graduate School of Design.
Mr. Williams is a prolific writer, lecturer and speaker known for his innovative, collaborative and ethical traits.