September 10, 2012

Former Bingham COO Bill Bachman Named Wentworth’s Newest Executive in Residence

Boston, MA—September 10, 2012— Wentworth Institute of Technology today announced that Bill Bachman is the new Executive in Residence for the business management and facility management programs within the College of Arts and Sciences. Bachman brings more than 23 years of experience with the international law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP, where he served as the chief operating officer.

Bachman will leverage his industry and professorial experience to pursue opportunities to integrate real-world learning into the educational experience for Wentworth students. He will also advise students on business and management issues, trends, and career opportunities.

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“I want to try to be a linkage between the business community and what’s being taught in the traditional classroom,” said Bachman. “I think I can be a beneficial link from the world of academia to the world of management. It’s important to ensure that what our students are learning is relevant to the business world.”

Bachman will remain at Bingham as the newly appointed executive director of partner leadership development. Before working at Bingham, Bachman had more than 20 years of experience teaching leadership and management at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, his alma mater, and in the Army.

“Mr. Bachman will be an incredible resource for our students and faculty,” said Patrick Hafford, dean of Wentworth’s College of Arts and Sciences. “His industry leadership and knowledge of how to build and develop leaders will enhance our program offerings and better prepare our students to enter the workforce and be successful in their careers.”

The Executive-in-Residence (EIR) program, now in its third year, was established to bring the knowledge and expertise of executives into the classroom and lives of students in the management and facilities management programs. Accessible to students in a variety of ways, these business leaders lecture and teach courses; mentor and advise students on things like career choices, interview skills and strategies, and clubs and organizations; strengthen ties with the business community through relationship building and programming; and enhance curriculum, providing advice on how Wentworth’s academic programs might respond to business needs. Executives are ideally positioned to advise faculty in developing their teaching, learning, and research activities.

Bingham McCutchen LLP
Offering a broad range of market-leading practices focused on the finance, corporate, and litigation needs of global companies, Bingham, www.bingham.com, has approximately 1,000 lawyers in 14 locations worldwide. Follow the firm on Twitter @BinghamLaw.

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