National Advisory Board

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William Hobgood

National Advisory Board

During his career, William P. Hobgood served from 1997 to 2002 as Senior Vice President of People at United Airlines. He has also been Director of Mediation Services for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, Assistant Secretary of Labor in the U.S. Department of Labor during the Carter administration, and an adjunct professor of labor law at the Georgetown University Law Center.

Hobgood has served as Vice President of the Mediation, Research, and Education Project at Northwestern University, and has assisted in grievance mediation programs for organizations in industries such as air transportation, telecommunications, and oil and utilities.

He is a graduate of Harvard University’s Senior Managers in Government executive education program. He earned his law degree from the University of Louisville, his Master’s from George Washington University, and his Bachelor’s from Florida State University.