William H. Watson has been appointed as Vice President of Meridian Global Consulting, LLC, a Mobile, Alabama-based scalable risk mitigation specialist consultancy. Company CEO Jonathan McConnell announced the appointment, stating that, “We are pleased that Will Watson has agreed to join the Meridian Global team. His wealth of experience in the maritime, security and intelligence communities will serve our clients exceedingly well.”
Prior to joining Meridian Global, Watson maintained his own consultancy, based in Washington, DC, and will continue to be based in the Nation’s Capital. MWatson’s experience includes serving as a flag State security officer for one of the world’s largest ship registries; service as a delegate to the United Nations Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia; and as president of a Private Maritime Security Company. He is Vice President and Governor of the Maritime Security Council, serves as the maritime representative to the National Council of ISACs (Information Sharing & Analysis Centers) and is a participant in the National Maritime Intelligence Advisory Group (NIAG). He is an alumnus of the University of South Carolina and a veteran of the US Air Force Reserve and the South Carolina Air National Guard.