• Helped avert business catastrophe as a member of the Crisis Team for a billion-dollar company during a major international ethics imbroglio.
  • Lobbied Congress on behalf of a national trade association.  Influenced voting on key legislation.  Obtained meetings with legislators who were previously unreceptive.  Interviewed in the national trade press.  Helped grow local assets 70% from $45 to $76 million in seven years.
  • Created strategic partnerships and secured commitment from elected officials and community leaders.  Secured media value of a half million dollars for large public festivals through marketing a year-long event program drawing over 5,000 people annually. 
  • Produced and MC’d the congressional award dinner honoring Congresswoman Linda Sanchez.  Helped team secure the State Chamber Convention.  Increased print and electronic coverage by 250% and member growth by 150% in two years.
  • Won significant, extensive national press creating a nationally-recognized sustainability concept.  Invited as a “green marketing” panelist at an international convention.  Sold millions of dollars.
  • Interviewed by international television and print media while developing international marketing network for a multimillion dollar company.  Interviewed on satellite broadcasts from New York to Madrid.
  • Sold a half a million dollars worth of tickets for a philanthropic concert series booking Dionne Warwick, Burt Bacharach and Johnny Mathis.  Achieved media value of more than $102,000.
  • Featured in the cover story of the national magazine for a telecommunications company because of an innovative program for a new product launch.  Won the California state sales award.
  • TV Spokesperson for a billion-dollar corporation.  Interviewed in Spanish.

The Honor of meeting three presidents

          KEY CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Honored guest of the President in the Oval Office
  • International television and print interviews
  • Delegate, Democratic Nominating Conventions (2008, 2004)
  • Developed European marketing network
  • Lobbied Congress for a financial services trade association
  • Millions of dollars in sales (Sustainable-seafood restaurant concept)
  • Legislative Assistant, United States Senator Robert Dole

SELECTED CAREER ACHIEVEMENTS

William Grisolia

Awards

Career Highlights. 

A proud resident of Long Beach. 

  • National Service In Excellence Award, Excel Telecommunications


  • Manager of the Year, SYETP Program, Workforce Investment Board


  • Outstanding Partner Award, Association of Educational Managers


  • Multiple service awards, nominated by managers, vendors and peers


  • Guest Lecturer, UCLA, Pepperdine and the Trebas Institute