William D. Squires
Lecturer; Consultant, New York Football Giants
William (Bill) Squires began his career in the sports facility and event management industry in 1987. During his career he has managed Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium on two separate occasions, ESPN's Wide World of Sports and Cleveland Browns Stadium which is now called First Energy Stadium. Squires was hired as ESPN's Wide World of Sports first General Manager and was hired by the Cleveland Browns to open Cleveland Browns Stadium in 1999. Squires was responsible for all aspects of operations at all of these venues.
He currently owns his own consulting business and one of his projects was working with the New York Football Giants and the New York Jets on their privately financed $1.6 billion stadium. He currently is a consultant to the New York Football Giants as well as many companies that provide services and products to the sport facility industry. Squires is a past President of the Stadium Managers Association whose members are facility managers from the NFL, MLB, MLS, CFL, motor speedways, colleges/universities, and several international facilities. He has been teaching the Sport Facility and Event Management course in the School of Professional Studies at Columbia University since 2007. He also sits on several boards that support the sport facility industry.
Squires was an active duty naval aviator for 12 years prior to joining the New York Yankees. He served an additional 12 years in the Naval Reserves and retired as a Commander.
- B.S., United States Naval Academy