Bill Luttrell

Sr. Locations Strategist / International Business Development, Werner Enterprises

Greater Omaha Area
Real Estate
  1. Werner Enterprises / Werner Global Logistics
  1. JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle),
  2. FDI Solutions Network,
  3. The World Bank
  1. The University of Texas at Austin

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- Logistics-Based Site Selection for Mfg and Warehouse Distribution. Managed over 180+ Site Selection Projects in the US and Worldwide. Heavy experience in capital intensive projects in the process industries (F&B, Pharmaceuticals, Chemicals, Oil & Gas), High Tech, BioSciences, Renewables and Consumer Products. One-third of Projects Overseas.

- International project experience in the following countries: Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Japan, China, Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Indonesia, Cambodia, Lao PDR, Mongolia, Vietnam, Fiji, Samoa, Myanmar, India, Bangladesh, Kenya, Mauritius, South Africa, Egypt, Czech Rep., Poland, Germany, Italy, Spain, Ukraine, Russia, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey, UAE, United Kingdom, Ireland, France and the Netherlands.

Specialties: Cross-Border Direct Investment Strategies, Benchmarking, Site Selection, Real Estate Negotiations, Incentives Negotiations, CRE Strategies, Investment Promotion and Capacity Building / International Business Development, GIS Centroid Analysis, Intermodal Analysis and Port Strategies.


Sr. Locations Strategist / Global Location Solutions

Werner Enterprises / Werner Global Logistics
– Present (4 years 8 months)Omaha, NE

Leads Werner Enterprises' Global Location Solutions - part of Werner Global Logistics, providing sophisticated location strategies for client's manufacturing, warehouse / distribution and office facilities on a Worldwide basis. Werner is the 3rd largest trucking / logistics company in North America with several overseas offices and provides freight management, brokerage, intermodal and logistics consulting globally.

Vice President, Global Location Solutions

JLL (Jones Lang LaSalle)
(2 years 8 months)San Francisco, CA

Led Domestic and International location strategies for several Multinational Corporations, across several industries (Oil & Gas, Renewables, Manufacturing, R&D, Utilities, Banking and Back Office). Also led or worked on several consolidation projects, real estate portfolio valuation and securitization projects and economic development strategy projects. The majority of the projects were overseas.


FDI Solutions Network
(3 years 3 months)Washington DC

Specialized consulting regarding all aspects of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) including strategy, benchmarking, site selection (screening and due-diligence of all cost and condition factors), real estate negotiations, incentives negotiations, regulatory and permitting assistance, project planning, project review and monitoring including assistance in proposal preparation, bidding, cost control, document control, and construction management through to project implementation or commissioning. Major projects included strategy work in China (The World Bank) and Colombia (USAID/McKinsey).

Senior Investment Promotion Officer

The World Bank
(4 years 7 months)Washington DC

Worked at the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), part of the World Bank Group located in Washington DC. Senior Investment Promotion Advisor to 18 developing countries in Asia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa regarding the attraction of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

Senior Manager

Deloitte & Touche (Fantus)
(4 years 11 months)Los Angeles, CA

Western US and Asia-Pacific Lead for Deloitte & Touche Fantus, Deloitte's site selection consulting arm.

Director, Global Site Selection Services

John Brown Engineering & Construction
(5 years 3 months)Chicago, IL

Led Global Site Selection Services for the largest UK E&C firm, based in Houston and then Chicago. Mega-Projects included projects in Russia and Malaysia.

Director, International Business Development

Texas Department of Commerce
(2 years 1 month)Austin, TX

Based in Austin Texas, responsible for attracting FDI into the State of Texas. Later opened and ran Texas State Office in Tokyo, Japan, with branch offices in Seoul and Taipei (lived in Japan)

Manager Overseas Projects

Watson Casey Companies
(2 years)Austin, TX

Cryptologic Technician (Russian Linguist)

United States Navy
(4 years 10 months)

Naval Security Group
Defense Language Institute (Russian) Washington DC 1974
School of Applied Cryptologic Sciences (Goodfellow AFB) 1975
Pacific Fleet, NSGA Misawa, Japan - Direct Support (Submarines) 1975 - 1977
USN-R National Security Agency (NSA) 1980-1983


SNAPSHOT ASIA: Regional Sector Analysis of 6 Asian Nations(Link)

World Bank Group, Washington DC
October 2003

A Benchmarking Analysis of 6 Asian Nations in 3 target industries showing the competitiveness of these Nations in terms of attracting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI)

The Pros and Cons of Onshoring(Link)

Area Development Magazine
November 2009

Outlining the Pros and Cons of US Corporations Investing in their home countries

Supply Chain Optimization Impacts Site Selection Decision(Link)

Area Development Magazine
September 2010

How Location is a vital part of the Supply Chain equation

The United States as a Logistics Hub for the Americas - and Beyond(Link)

Area Development Magazine
May 2012

The Logistics Infrastructure of the United States - Competitiveness


  1. English

    Native or bilingual proficiency
  2. Russian

    Full professional proficiency
  3. Japanese

    Professional working proficiency


  • Site Selection
  • Benchmarking
  • Economic Development
  • International Business
  • Strategic Planning
  • Business Strategy
  • Incentives
  • Logistics
  • Location Intelligence
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Strategy
  • Business Planning
  • Due Diligence
  • Real Estate
  • Negotiation
  • New Business Development
  • Management
  • Brokerage
  • Team Building
  • Management Consulting
  • Market Research
  • Budgets
  • International Trade
  • Leadership
  • International Sales
  • Business Development
  • Program Management
  • Analysis
  • CRM
  • Contract Negotiation
  • Project Planning
  • Proposal Writing
  • Marketing
  • Operations Management
  • Start-ups
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Market Analysis
  • Consulting
  • Executive Management
  • Competitive Analysis
  • P&L Management
  • Pricing
  • Investments
  • Cross-functional Team...
  • Marketing Strategy
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Forecasting
  • Financial Analysis
  • Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain Management
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Sophia University

International Business

Sophia University International Division, Tokyo, Japan

Farmington High School


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