“The Emperor of All Maladies”
Photography, spending time with his dogs
“We the people…”
Throughout his professional life, Dr. Foster has focused on finding useful answers to the simple question; “How do individuals come to excel in what they do?”
With a Ph.D. in applied psychology, Bill has served as president and CEO of two national health organizations, as a valued consultant to private and public corporations, executive director of a presidential commission convened by Congress, policy advisor to a distinguished U.S. Senator, as chief of staff and deputy commissioner of the New Jersey Department of Labor, dean of the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service, and held academic and executive standing at four universities, the most recent being Columbia University.
Through the experience gained in these varied and challenging engagements Bill has developed a deep, practical understanding of exceptional personal performance. He understands its relation to leadership, and the teamwork such leadership needs if it is to excel. He has been able to use this experience to help individuals achieve high performance in leadership positions throughout both private enterprises and public ventures.
Dr. Foster employs that experience to provide Taft’s clients with intimate, practical advice about how to best unlock their leadership potential, no matter how small or large their responsibilities may be. He believes that individual excellence and organizational leadership are of paramount importance for anyone seeking extraordinary accomplishment in both individual and institutional circumstances.
He happily resides on the coast of Maine with his writer wife Marilene, and their two dogs — Rooney and Clovis.