William J. Lammers
Class of 1966, 2017 Inductee
In recognition for Service and Leadership
William received his BS and MBA from Miami University. Between 2007 and 2012, he served in a leadership role at the US Department of Housing and Urban Development in Washington, DC, where, during the financial crises, the group helped to provide much needed financing for hospitals and nursing homes.
In 2008, he became a board member and chair of the finance committee for the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation, the nation’s largest and leading nonprofit organization in addiction services; and in 2014, worked with Susan Ford (President Ford and Betty’s daughter) and others to successfully accomplish the corporate merger of the Betty Ford Center, with the Hazelden organization, to create the Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation.
He established the William J Lammers Educational Fund for Alcohol and Other Addictions at Miami University in 2015. William also became board member of Active Minds, Inc., a national nonprofit organization working to change the conversation and smash the stigma surrounding mental health on college campuses.
Lammers was also co-author, with Joyce Alig, of the BJ Lammers Harness Shop article, “Our Old Bookcase,” published September 29, 2016, in The Celina Daily Standard, Minster Community Post, and other local online outlets.