Mr. William A. Thoet is retiring in 2016 as an Executive Vice President from Booz Allen Hamilton, where he worked for 26 years. He is currently focused on mentoring start-up companies and engaging in brain and neuroscience research areas. A love of music and song, combined with his entrepreneurial spirit, led Mr. Mr. Thoet to become co-owner of the Georgetown Piano Bar in Washington, DC, in 2014.
At Booz Allen Hamilton, Mr. Thoet has led groups in Neural Networks, Advanced Computational Technologies, Modeling, Simulation and Wargaming, Rapid Prototyping and Alternative Revenue Streams. He led groups of as many as 2,000 staff and $400M in revenue. Mr. Thoet received both his Bachelor of Engineering degree and his MS degree in Computer Science from the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Since 2013, Mr. Thoet has served as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the National ALS Association and is passionate in his support. In 1999, a Booz Allen employee was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Since then, the company and its employees rallied in support and volunteer their time to improve the lives of those with ALS through various fundraising events they host. In August 2014, Mr. Thoet and three Booz Allen colleagues—in suits—took the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness and funds for research. They not only dumped ice and water over their heads, but made donations to the national and local ALS Associations.
Mr. Thoet currently serves as a mentor to the Washington, DC, incubator, 1776, an advisor to the Aspen Brain Institute and to the charity start-up, Soceana, and supports Booz Allen as a Senior Executive Advisor. Mr. Thoet and his wife, Liz, live in Sterling, Virginia, with their two daughters.