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Bill Tinklepaugh

Bill Tinklepaugh

Director of Business Development


Bill leads and manages Bridgewater’s client expansion by identifying growth opportunities, and introducing new clients to the benefits of professional investment advising and financial management. Bill brings a reputation for honesty, integrity and excellence to his role, as well as nearly 40 years of experience developing key business relationships as an economist, U.S. diplomat, federal lobbyist, industry spokesperson and senior government relations executive.

Bill began his career as an agricultural economist with the Trade Negotiations Division of the Foreign Agricultural Service in the U.S. Department of Agriculture. After holding positions of increasing responsibility over an 11-year period, including two overseas assignments, Bill began serving as Vice President and Director of Economics for the International Dairy Foods Association, representing the $70 billion dairy processing industry in Washington, D.C. In subsequent leadership positions with Master Dairies, Inc., and most recently, Dean Foods Company, he has played a pivotal role in shaping the dairy industry—one of the nation’s most competitive.

He holds a B.S. in agricultural business and marketing from Rutgers University, and an M.S. in agricultural economics from the University of Maryland. Bill holds the Series 65 license.

Fun Fact

He was one of the people behind the nationally acclaimed “milk mustache” advertising campaign, organizing industry support for it as the first industry-wide $110 million promotional program for fluid milk.

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