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Bill Novelli

Founder, Global Social Enterprise Initiative and Distinguished Professor of the Practice, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University

Bill Novelli


Bill Novelli is a professor in the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University where he teaches in the MBA program and also founded and oversees the Global Social Enterprise Initiative.


He is co-chair of the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care (C-TAC), a national alliance to reform advanced illness/end of life care in the U.S.


Previously, he was CEO of AARP, founder and president of the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, EVP of CARE and president of Porter Novelli, the global public relations agency. He began his career at Unilever and also was Director of Advertising & Creative Services at the Peace Corps.


Bill serves on a number of boards and committees. He holds a B.A. and M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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