William (Bill) Greer was elected president of SMART Recovery USA in 2019. Under has leadership, SMART completed a decade of remarkable growth–crossing the 2,000 milestone in weekly meetings—a sevenfold increase since 2010. As the COVID pandemic required SMART USA to suspend most in-person meetings in 2020, it launched more than 500 online weeking meetings and helped Canada move nearly 100 online. He has also led a strategic planning effort to introduce thousands of additional meetings as the pandemic has exacerbated an already severe addiction and drug overdose epidemic. Greer is a lifelong leader in the nonprofit field, starting his career at SmithBucklin, North America’s largest association management firm. He worked for three decades as a communications executive for the Food Marketing Institute. Bill has volunteered for SMART Recovery at every level, leading regular and Family & Friends meetings, serving as a regional coordinator, and helping create an award-winning InsideOut course for correctional facilities. Bill was a founding Board member of SMART Recovery International, the global organization that oversees SMART operations in 25 countries. Bill holds an M.S. in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and earned a B.A. with honors from Lawrence University.
Posts by Bill Greer
Humanism and SMART Recovery
SMART Recovery’s principles and practices provide a science-based, self-empowered method for battling addiction—one of the most significant healthcare crises of this century. From the... Read More
Harvard Humanist of the Year Issues Call for Facilitators to Lead SMART Recovery Meetings
A quarter century ago, renowned humanists such as Albert Ellis, Michael Werner, Joe Gerstein (pictured here) and many others played an integral role in... Read More