Bill Heiser

Senior Director, State Policy


Bill Heiser oversees CEO’s state policy work. He joined CEO in 2010 to establish the organization's presence in California and, before stepping into his current role, managed CEO's operations across the state. Prior to joining CEO, Bill served as the coordinator of the Community Safety and Justice Program at the Urban Strategies Council in Oakland, where he managed a number of county-wide reentry and violence-prevention initiatives. Bill also has an extensive background in reentry research and policy analysis and focused on this issue while serving as a research associate at both the Illinois Division of Mental Health and the Columbus Children’s Research Institute in Columbus, Ohio. He holds an MA from the University of Chicago and a BA from Hampshire College.