William M. Bertles III
Senior Vice President and Partner
As Senior Vice President and Partner, William (Bill) M. Bertles III plays an integral role in growing DDC as a global, full-service advocacy communications firm. For the past 17 years, Bill has served as a client lead, helping DDC’s largest clients and partners utilize the suite of services DDC provides. From introducing DDC and its capabilities to hundreds of organizations, to leading internal strategic engagements, Bill has helped DDC grow into a global leader in the public affairs marketplace.
With more than 25 years of experience working inside the Beltway, Bill has extensive knowledge of a broad range of industries, from energy and health care, to financial services and technology. Bill leverages this experience and expertise to help clients design customized advocacy campaigns that connect with key audiences and make an impact. Whether the issue is federal, state, or local, Bill’s winning approach utilizes the firm’s diverse offerings, from technology solutions to a full suite of advocacy campaign services.
Bill graduated from Washington College in Chestertown, Maryland, with a B.S. in Political Science. He and his wife Amy and two children reside in Alexandria, Virginia. When he’s not working, Bill finds time to coach lacrosse and play mediocre golf.