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Bill Bold


Bill Bold
  • 9500 Gilman Dr
    La Jolla , California 92093

Bill Bold is president and CEO of Bold Global Strategies, a management consultancy providing strategic advice on public and governmental affairs strategy, crisis communications and corporate social responsibility. Bold also lectures at UC San Diego’s School of Global Policy and Strategy (GPS).

For twenty years prior to the establishment of BGS, Bold served as senior vice president of government affairs for Qualcomm Inc. In this capacity, Bold managed Qualcomm’s public policy agenda and its relationships with government entities and related organizations at the international, federal, state and local levels. He also managed legal and policy public relations as well as corporate social responsibility.

Prior to joining Qualcomm, Bold worked as director of public policy for the California Health Care Institute, a trade association representing California’s biomedical industry and multinational pharmaceutical and medical device companies. He developed the institute’s public advocacy program and was responsible for industry relations with federal and state public officials. Prior, he served as legislative director to Congresswoman Lynn Schenk (D-CA).

Bold serves on the board of directors of Project Concern International and the International Advisory Board at GPS.  He is the former president of the board of directors of Voices for Children, a San Diego organization that supports foster children, and has also served on the boards of the Information Technology Industry Council and the San Pasqual Academy Foundation.

Bold graduated from UC Berkeley in 1990 with a bachelor’s degree in political economies of industrial societies.