William D Squires

Adjunct Professor, Graduate Sports Management, School of Professional Studies


Bill is a United States Naval Academy graduate and served on active duty as a naval aviator for 12 years before joining the Naval Reserves. Bill retired from the Naval Reserves as a Commander after 24 years of service. In 1987, following active duty in the United States Navy, Bill entered the sports and entertainment facilities and events management industry. He has held top-level positions with the following facilities: Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium (two tours), Cleveland Browns Stadium, and ESPN Wide World of Sports. 

Bill was involved in the design, construction, and operations of ESPN Wide World of Sports, Cleveland Browns Stadium, and MetLife Stadium. His responsibilities included budgeting, staffing, training, event execution, operations, maintenance, capital improvements, and many other areas of venue management. In addition, Bill is a Past President of the Stadium Managers Association, which has members from the National Football League, Major League Baseball, Minor League Baseball, Major League Soccer, the Canadian Football League, universities/colleges, and other facilities, both national and international, that host sports and entertainment events.

Bill has a consulting business featuring clients like the New York Football Giants. Bill is the liaison between the team and the New Meadowlands Stadium Company, which operates the $1.6 billion MetLife Stadium. His other clients include other sports and entertainment venues and companies that provide products and services to the sports facility industry. Bill also works as an expert witness in lawsuits involving sports teams and venues.

Bill is a member of the Sports League Sports Council. This organization works with the Department of Homeland Security on security issues involving the safety and security of sports and entertainment venues. Council members represent the National Football League, Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, National Hockey League, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, IndyCar, New York City Marathon, United States Golf Association, the PGA Tour, and the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Bill is also on the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4) Professional Sports Advisory Committee. The Center was established in 2006 at the University of Southern Mississippi and provides an interdisciplinary environment to increase sports security awareness, improve sports security policies and procedures, and enhance emergency response through evacuation and recovery operations.

Bill is an adjunct professor in the Graduate Sports Management Program at Columbia University and has taught the Sports Facilities and Events Management course in the School of Professional Studies since 2007. Bill’s son, Sean, has cystic fibrosis, and Bill and his family are among the country’s top fundraisers for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Significant events that Bill has worked on include: 1994 FIFA World Cup (Giants Stadium - seven games, including the semi-final match),  Major League Baseball games, including the 1987 World Series,  National Football League regular season and playoff games, Super Bowl games (2014 - current), College football games, Major concerts, Pope John Paul II Mass (1995), Miami F1 Grand Prix.