William C. Anderson was appointed assistant
secretary for aquatic resources in December 2016. In this capacity, Anderson
oversees the units responsible for boating, fishing and water quality
monitoring as well as the Power Plant Research Program.
Anderson brings more than 30 years of innovative business
and government experience. He served as assistant secretary of the U.S. Air
Force from 2005 to 2008, where he directed energy strategy, environmental
sustainability, safety and occupational health policy among other initiatives.
He was decorated for exceptional civilian service and received the 2007
Presidential Award for Leadership in Federal Energy Management.
His career also includes 15 years with General Electric Co.,
where he managed environmental, real estate and occupational health services
and safety for 400 facilities worldwide. He is highly regarded as an expert in
energy sustainability and military logistical matters, working as a consultant,
lecturer and frequent guest speaker on those subjects.
Anderson is a graduate of Washington College in Chestertown
and received a Juris Doctor degree from the Syracuse University College of Law.
A rower in college, he coached intercollegiate rowing at Syracuse and the
University of Miami. He is an avid cyclist. Anderson lives on a rescue horse
farm in Salisbury with his wife Debbi and daughter Shawna.
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