Bill Bae Class Of 2007


Bill Bae is a 2007 graduate and the Director of New Product Development - Health and Wellness, at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), responsible for commercial growth through innovation. ADM is an American multinational Fortune 49 firm that is a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing firm with over 31,000 employees and $64B in revenue.

Bill has brought commercial leadership, strategies, and discipline to multiple organizations across different segments from Big 5 Oil and Gas, a startup in mature series funding, a Fortune 150 science tech firm, and at his current role at ADM. His career has allowed him to travel and work with colleagues around the world, spanning four continents, teaching him to approach opportunities with a global mindset and with an eye for diverse stakeholder management.

Bill earned his MBA from Tulane University, resides in Chicago with his wife Courtney, and is excited to become a first time dad.

Candidacy Statement

While I still have occasional nightmares where I’m transported back to my Sijan Hall dorm as a cadet, I know that those bonds and experiences made at the Academy instilled the attitude and the foundation for success, not only in myself, but for all grads.

When looking at the AOG today, one has to acknowledge the progress they’ve made in trying to engage all grads. However, there is more work to be done to make the AOG more attractive and appeal to all grads, especially those who may have become jaded or forgotten about the AOG, as well as increase overall grad interaction and networking like those of our sister academies.

My primary goals in running for a AOG board seat is to ensure that the AOG works for all grads regardless of when you graduated, how long you served, and what your AFSC is/was. I intend to do that by bringing:

• New perspectives not prevalent to the board

• Strategic planning, market discipline, and oversight from my time in industry

• An understanding that the AOG is only successful when it serves not only some, but the entire Long Blue Line.