quote from bill
"Dreams and dirty hands beget success.”
educational & professional societies
- Masters in Organizational Behavior, University of Vermont
- B.A., Skidmore College
- Vice President, Westerly (RI) Land Trust
- Chair, Westerly (RI) Hospital
- Past Board Chair, Western New England Organization Development Network
- Past Board President, Leadership Greater Hartford
- Past Vice Chairman, Outward Bound USA
Founder of The Clarion Group
Founder of The Clarion Group, Bill McKendree is an expert in the areas of organizational design, strategy development and implementation, management process development, and creation of executive alignment. During a career spanning over 30 years, he has had diverse experience as a line executive managing large complex businesses and working as a strategic internal consultant.
Bill’s accomplishments are best reflected in how he shows up. Bill brings practical, hands-on experience in large organizational settings with a talent for listening and hearing the real issues that are at play in an organization. He is highly valued for his insights into situations. He is sought out for his ability to frame solutions to complex problems, inspire and cause clients to address them, and advise and coach on implementation. People see Bill’s greatest accomplishment as being who he is, and frequently say that it is his courage, integrity, leadership, and respect that cause them to seek him out.
more about bill
Favorite hobbies: Sailing, kayaking, cooking, vocal music, architecture, and historic preservation.
Role Model: Francis Herroschoff—he designed and built boats that are a wonderful marriage of simplicity, beauty, functionality, and performance.
Favorite word: Navigate
Favorite Book: “Endurance” by Alfred Lansing—the true story of the Shackleton expedition to Antarctica.