William Medici is a former intelligence operations officer, Army veteran turned entrepreneur, communications & public affairs strategist, writer & producer, media contributor and philanthropist. William’s government career took him to the Balkans, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and to one of his favorite countries in the world, Italy.
William is the Chairman & Founder of TM Universal, a leading strategic communications firm (Cheil.com). William is the go-to strategist for a number of Fortune 500 companies and trade associations where he provides the bridge between business and politics for clients that include Pfizer, Philip Morris International, Ford Motor Company, Altria, Dow Corning, Lorillard, Unicef, Retail Energy Supply Association, the Plastics Industry Trade Association, State & Federal Communications, Lucas Bols, Walmart, IBM, ASIA TV, ZEE TV, Z Living TV, Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America, National Park Foundation, Virgin, Corona and Samsung.
William is the President & Co-Founder of The Medici Foundation, a non-profit 501c (3), private foundation he founded together with his wife Lisa that promotes and provides opportunities in the arts. The foundation has sponsored a number of initiatives including land marking the neighborhoods of Little Italy & Chinatown in New York City as well Angelo Musco’s Illy Cafe Art Series, the Off-Broadway play entitled Bagabonds, the Veteran Film Lab and the ongoing support of the New York City International Film Festival.
William is the Founder and President of Dolce- aka Dolce Channel, a leading international media company with over 2,200 hours of programming including feature films, documentaries, TV series, animation & specials and lifestyle programming.
His writing, producing and directing work includes feature films, documentaries and television series some of which include NBC’s primetime special, “Little Italy: Past, Present & Future,” as well as the TV series “American Dream(s).” He was the executive producer and host of “The Medici Roundtable” a one-hour live broadcast focused on current affairs. Click here to view William Medici’s TV & Film credits.
William speaks Italian, Spanish & Farsi and sits on the board of the New York City International Film Festival. He is a member and supporter of The American Legion, The Green Beret Foundation, Association of the United States Army, CIA Officers Memorial Foundation, Humane Society of America, ASPCA, Wildlife Conservation Society and The International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.
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