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Bill Basel

Vice President of Program Strategy and Impact


A proven servant leader over his work career, Bill Basel is Vice President of Program Strategy and Impact at JustLeadershipUSA, which is a role that develops program strategy aligned with JLUSA’s strategic plan and provides oversight of program design, delivery, quality assurance, and evaluation. Bill provides support to the JLUSA Executive Team and Organization Directors as a thought partner, strategic advisor, capacity builder, and interdepartmental project manager. In the VP of Program Strategy and Impact role, Bill leads the JLUSA Leadership Training Institute and related programs that provide Directly Impacted people across the nation with the expertise & skills needed to become effective leaders, while ensuring that all programs are planned and delivered in compliance with International Accreditors for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) standards.

Prior to coming onboard at JLUSA in September 2022, Bill held various roles at Towards Employment, a leading workforce development organization in Northeast Ohio that connects people – a majority of which have been involved in the criminal justice system – to career pathways. Bill provided oversight for career pathway programming, training, and other barrier-removal related services. A major component of this role was developing strong relationships with other nonprofits, government agencies, credential training providers, and local employers. Bill also has career experience in K-12 education, having served as a teacher and school administrator. A resident of the Cleveland, Ohio area, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Education and a Master’s of Arts in Education Administration.