Lean Six Sigma: Black Belt
William (Bill) Simmons works as a manager at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Health Resource Center. He currently serves as the Deputy Director of Customer Experience for Analytics and Informatics. He assumed this role in August 2010. After graduating with honors from the U.S. Navy Broadened Opportunity for Officer Selection and Training (BOOST) Program, he received an appointment from the Chief of Naval Operations to the United States Naval Academy. He graduated from the Naval Academy in May 1989 and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps. He served as a Motor Transport/Logistics Officer and was responsible for leading Marines in various operational, tactical, and garrison missions. Also during this time, he was deployed to the Iraqi theater for Operation Desert Storm/Desert Shield and numerous other operational commitments within the United States and internationally. After leaving the Marine Corps in 1998, he began work as a Continuous Improvement Leader at AlliedSignal/Honeywell International and over the next seven years was certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt and was promoted to several leadership positions. In 2005, he left Honeywell and ran his own business for nearly two years in Raytown, Missouri.
Bill received his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Kansas and has a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Science/Engineering.