Will Heidlage is a director at Protocol where he leads strategic partnerships for the Protocol | China team. Previously, Will was a senior director at BowerGroupAsia, a government affairs consulting firm helping global companies understand and influence policies and politics in Asia. There, he led client services for a portfolio of firms in the health care and technology industries across 26 markets. Earlier, he directed the company’s firm-wide research in northeast Asia. Will is a graduate of Johns Hopkins SAIS and the Hopkins-Nanjing University Center, and he earned his bachelor's from Pomona College. Outside of Protocol, Will is the co-founder and head of the Washington, D.C., chapter of Young China Watchers, which seeks to organize the next generation of China-focused thought leaders. Will lives in D.C. with his wife, dog and cat.