William Keppler, FSO (ret.), MBA | Senior Associate
Bill provides SDV INTERNATIONAL’s clients with international operations expertise and diplomatic consulting, and represents SDV INTERNATIONAL’s interests with senior officials, business leaders from around the globe to secure tangible support and engagement in company initiatives and events. Bill is a retired career Foreign Service Officer (FSO), and he has had the privilege of providing support to three U.S. Presidents, and has served on the staff of six Secretaries of State.
Bill’s U.S. Department of State postings overseas include Brazil, Switzerland, Thailand, and the Philippines, as well as temporary tours of duty in more than 40 countries on six continents. Among his U.S. Department of State appointments, Bill served as the Regional Director of Human Resources in Asia, where he was responsible for the Department's 2nd largest regional workforce, including thousands of local nationals, third country nationals, and American nationals. In support of the U.S. international trade promotion agenda, Bill served as a Senior Trade Advisor on a detail to the National Center for Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (NCAPEC) in Seattle, and was a delegate to the APEC Leaders and Ministerial Meetings. In support of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START), Bill served as Executive Director and oversaw a workforce of more than 100, including many key personnel linguists.
On behalf of the U.S. Government, Bill also brokered the agreement with the State of Hawaii for Honolulu to host the Asian Development Bank’s 2001 annual meeting for the finance ministers from 59 nations. While detailed to the White House, Bill helped to plan, organize, and provide the logistical support for the U.S. hosting of the 1990 G-7 Summit.
Bill has served as host and moderator of television shows airing on C-SPAN and other cable channels. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Bill served as a management analyst in the International Division of the U.S. General Accounting Office. His Capitol Hill experience includes service on both Senate and House Committees, and on a senior Senator’s staff. Bill earned a Master of Business Administration degree in Government-Business Relations from George Washington University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Villanova University.
10 YEARS OF SUCCESS
WHAT WE'VE ACHIEVED:
Success for our clients since beginning work on our first multi-million dollar Defense contract in early 2008.
Excellent performance ratings.
We've become an Official Protege to IBM.
Year over year growth.
A strong financial position.
We've developed contracts with various federal agencies to make it easier for federal clients to benefit from our support, including: the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Department of the Air Force, the U.S. General Services Administration, the Department of the Navy, and others.