Bill Burger is Middlebury’s vice president for communications and chief marketing officer. He oversees brand strategy, interactive strategy, publications, news and internal communications, video, photography, and printing and distribution operations.
Bill's first career was journalism. He spent 14 years as an editor, writer and foreign correspondent for Newsweek magazine, where he focused on business, economics and international affairs while working in New York, London and Tokyo. As the magazine's European economics editor in the early '90s, Bill turned his attention to the convergence of media and technology and the emergence of new economic models and distribution channels for content. Pursuing that interest, in 1995 he began his second career, in the information industry, first at AT&T, as director of new media development, and then as vice president of content and media services at Infonautics. That pioneering company introduced the eLibrary research service into the K-12 and consumer markets and became, after just a few years, the most popular service of its kind in the United States.
Over the years Bill has helped several companies launch services in the consumer, education and business markets. He was vice president of content services at iCopyright in that company’s early days, and at Rogers Medical Intelligence Solutions he served as senior vice president of new ventures. From 2005 – 2009, Bill was vice president of marketing for Copyright Clearance Center, where he was responsible for product management and strategy, strategic branding, and all marketing communications.
Bill’s career in higher education began in 2010 at Brandeis University. In 2013, Bill joined Middlebury in a newly created position to lead the institution-wide Office of Communications and Marketing.
Bill holds a BA in Political Science from Stanford University, where he was editor-in-chief of The Stanford Daily. He is an active alumnus and has served on the board of directors of the Stanford Alumni Association.
He and his wife, Susan Greenberg, live in Middlebury, Vermont. They have three children: Devon, Jordan and Carly.