Director & Executive Producer
William Kleinert is a committed environmentalist, avid student of history and a 40-year veteran of the media business, with in-depth experience across traditional and new technology platforms, content creation and distribution channels. His media production, marketing, sales, management, executive, news and consulting experience spans three continents and fifteen countries, including employment with ABC Television, Time-Life Broadcast, USA TODAY/Gannett New Media and for the past 15 years in his current capacity at Tillinghast Reid WorldWide, LLC.
William is the producer, director and/or writer of six documentaries, including, “Aaron Copland: The Composer Conducts” and the three-part “Saving The Environment” series, as well as 600 television commercials, dozens of corporate and association productions and music videos.
International consulting clients have included USAID, the United States Department of State, Soros Foundation, United States Telecom Association, Press Now (Netherlands) and the Swedish-Helsinki Committee for Human Rights.
Kleinert earned a Master of Science in Radio-Television-Film from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communication at Syracuse University (NY). He earned his Bachelor of Arts in Speech and Political Science from The College of Wooster (OH). Additionally, William earned a diploma in German Language at the Goethe Institut, Staufen-I’m-Breisgau, Germany.
He is a graduate of the Poynter Institute for Media Studies Senior Newspaper Management Program, St. Petersburg (FL).
Kleinert has taught graduate level media management courses in Switzerland, Russia, Central Asia and the Balkans.
William Kleinert is a graduate of Leadership Detroit and served on the Media Working Group at the United States Institute for Peace, an organization created by the United States Congress.