William D. Squires

 

Bill Squires is a graduate of the United States Naval Academy and served on active duty as a naval aviator for 12 years before joining the Naval Reserves. He departed active duty in 1987 and retired in 2002 from the Naval Reserves as a Commander after 24 years of service and entered the sports facilities and event management industry.  He has held top-level positions with Yankee Stadium, Giants Stadium, Cleveland Browns Stadium (now First Energy Stadium) Disney's Wide World of Sports (now ESPN Wide World of Sports). Squires was involved in the design, construction, and operations of ESPN Wide World of Sports, First Energy Stadium, and MetLife Stadium.

Squires operates a consulting business featuring clients such as the New York Football Giants, serving as the liaison between the team and the New Meadowlands Stadium Company, which manages the $1.6 billion MetLife Stadium. Many of his other clients provide products and services to the sports and entertainment facilities industry. Squires also works as an expert witness in lawsuits that involve sports teams and venues.

Bill is a member of the Sports League Sports Council (SLSC), which works with the Department of Homeland Security on security issues involving the safety and security of sports and entertainment venues.  He is also a member of the Professional Sports Advisory Committee of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security (NCS4). He has worked events ranging from National Football League games, including the Super Bowl (2014-2021), Major League Baseball games (including the 1987 World Series), college football games, major music concerts, a Mass of Pope John Paul II, and the 1994 Men's FIFA World Cup (seven games including the semifinal game).

Squires 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 national and international facilities that host sports and entertainment events.

Squires is an adjunct professor at Columbia University and has been teaching the Sports Facilities and Event Management course in the School of Professional Studies (graduate program) since 2007.