PEORIA, AZ, February 17, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Edward Oliver Willis has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Mr. Willis is founder and CEO of WW Associates Management & Consulting. His expertise is government operations, performance-based accountability systems, strategic planning, succession planning, organizational management, executive coaching and business development. He is a former Chief Administrative Officer, Executive Director, Chief Deputy and Deputy Director having served extensively in senior level governor appointed positions. He has management and administrative experience in the public and private sectors. He is a Vietnam War veteran and was awarded four air medals while serving in the United States Air Force. Mr. Willis has been named PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR OF THE YEAR by the American Society for Public Administration and recognized by the California State Legislature for his service to the people of the State of California and Nation. He has also been active in community and public service organizations.
With more than four decades of practiced government and business experience, Mr. Willis is uniquely positioned to manage a variety of tasks that include environmental, administrative and management consulting and construction related services on behalf of WW Associates Management & Consulting. Prior to his professional capacities, he attended American River College, earning an Associate of Arts, and California State University in Sacramento, obtaining a Bachelor of Science in business administration. Upon graduating with a BS, he began his career as the division operations supervisor and casualty claims investigator for Allstate Insurance Co., where he remained for almost two years. He then launched a 23-year career with the State of California. He initially served as a budget analyst for California's Department of Finance. Mr. Willis then earned an MBA in management from Golden Gate University. He assumed other roles for the State that included: one year as the associate governmental program analyst on California's Medi-Cal Procurement Project, Chief of the Fiscal Branch for the Solid Waste Management Board, Manager of Administrative Services for the State Lands Commission, Assistant to the Associate Superintendent of the Public Instruction Department of Education, Deputy Director of Administration for the Department of Fish and Game, and Acting Administrator for the Office of Oil Spill Prevention and Response. In the 1990s, he served as Deputy Director for Toxic Substances Control, Chief Deputy Director of California Conservation Corps and Assistant Secretary of Policy Development and Administration for the California Environmental Protection Agency.
After many years working in the field of civil service and state government, Mr. Willis began to branch out professionally. From 1998 to 2002, he served as Chief Administrative Officer of the Santa Clara Valley Water District. In 2005, he took on the role of interim Executive Director of the California Council of Developmental Disabilities, and more recently, he became fully engaged as the Chief Executive Officer for WW Associates Management & Consulting.
Drawing on his vast array of knowledge, he authored "Business Employment Equity Plan," in 1994. Throughout his career, he has been honored numerous times with inclusion in Who's Who in Finance and Business, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World.
For more information about WW Associates Management & Consulting, please visit www.wwamc.com.
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