William Schmiedeknecht

William Schmiedeknecht

Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, Lifespan

William (Bill) Schmiedeknecht is senior vice president, human resources and chief human resources officer for Lifespan. Prior to his current role, he served as vice president of human resources, business partnerships and labor relations at Lifespan. 

As the senior human resources executive for the Lifespan system, Schmiedeknecht oversees all human resources operations, including talent development, benefits, compensation, and all employee experience functions.

Before joining Lifespan, he was the senior vice president of human resources and administration at Bradford Soap Works and the assistant vice chancellor of human resources at UMass Medical School. His first leadership role was as a non-commissioned officer serving in the US armed forces.

Schmiedeknecht holds a bachelor of science degree in business administration and a master of science degree in human resources and labor relations from the University of Rhode Island.