Bill Schleizer

CEO, Delta Institute

Bill Schleizer serves as CEO of Delta Institute, a non-profit that collaborates with Midwest communities to solve environmental challenges and spur economic development. Bill’s accomplishments include: Working with 1,400 farmers and foresters to reduce climate change impacts; supporting local communities across the Midwest on their sustainability priorities – including Chicago’s Waste Strategy; and providing leadership for Delta’s Environmental Finance Center. He has over 20 years of experience in systems analysis, environmental science, and consulting. He earned his BS in Ecology, Evolution, and Organismal Biology and Environmental Studies from Tulane University and his MS in Environmental Analysis and Decision Making from Rice University. He has been recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business as a Notable LGBTQ Executive (2019) and Sustainability Leader (2022).