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William McLaughlin



Researcher 04.2012

Webster University Missouri, USA Master of Arts, International Relations


Kutztown University Pennsylvania, USA Bachelor of Arts, Political Science

05.2013 present

AEC Strategy Center (UTCC) • Bangkok, Thailand +66 (088) 644-3355


My current responsibilities include: • Conducting research on topics relating to the ASEAN Economic Community • Analyzing economic and statistical data • Writing and producing interactive reports for digital publication • Coordinating and facilitating seminars and workshops • Consulting with business professionals on ASEAN investment • Strengthening and expanding the Center’s business network • Developing training work books and manuals for SME development

Areas of specialization include the ASEAN Economic Community, the Greater Mekong Subregion, e-commerce, and electricity production and distribution in Southeast Asia. 07.2010 05.2013

Wall Street Institute • Bangkok, Thailand

Senior ESL Consultant 

My main duty at WSE was to evaluate and assess a client’s English proficiency and provide personalized study recommendations. Other duties included: • Preparing and facilitating hour long interactive activities which encouraged spoken fluency • Planing and teaching training seminars which develop student’s personal and professional skills (career development, professionalism, multi-cultural interactions) • Instructing monthly activities preparing students for AEC and ASEAN Community • Teaching TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTs preparatory classes. 03.2010 07.2010

Saint John Mary International School • Saraburi, Thailand


At SJMIS, I taught English to students in kindergarten, middle school, and high school for their summer preparatory classes. Classes included mathematics, biology, social studies, economics, and English. I monitored pre TOEIC, TOEFL, and IELTs examinations. I organized various activities for the students including field trips, sports day, and end of semester graduation.

William McLaughlin Experience

Researcher 09.2009 12.2009 +66 (088) 644-3355

Independent Regulatory Review Commission • Harrisburg, USA

Regulatory Intern

During my internship, my responsibilities included: • Researching and writing various IRRC publications including monthly and annual reports and legislative summaries • Analyzing state legislation and regulations in preparation for monthly legislative reports for local newspapers • Working to promote the regulatory review process within the Outreach Division 09.2009 12.2009

Office of Speaker of the PA House of Representatives • Harrisburg, USA

Legislative Intern

In the Speaker’s office, my responsibilities included: • Aiding in drafting and presenting state related legislation • Composing constituent letters and press releases • Assisting the Speaker of the House in legislative research and analysis 07.2001 09.2008

Harrisburg West Inn & Conference Center • Harrisburg, USA

Hotel Supervisor (2001-2005) Hotel Manager (2005-2008) 


My responsibilities at the Harrisburg West Inn were to insure the success and profitability of the hotel and conference center. My duties as Supervisor and Manager included: • Strengthening quality performance levels resulting in a 15% increase in profits from 2005 to 2008 • Developing and initiating strategic business relations with customers insuring an increase in long-term contracts • Managing day-to-day operations including scheduling, finance, and customer service • Overseeing, all hotel and conference center bookings • Producing marketing material for the hotel and Conference Center


Native speaker

Thai (4 years)

French (10 years)

Advanced in speaking, reading, and writing

Intermediate in speaking, reading, and writing

William McLaughlin Professional Skills

Researcher +66 (088) 644-3355

Areas of Research & Expertise

• Greater Mekong Subregion regional power trading • Asian Development Bank’s GMS Energy Cooperation Program • AEC integration and development • ASEAN policy and data analysis • Thai political and economic analysis

Teaching & Lecturing

• Lecture and present research findings on ASEAN and AEC integration using self prepared professional presentation materials

• 6 years of experience in teaching French and English as well as social sciences including: Western and Asian government, global economics, finance, and world history at high school and university levels • 3 years of experience teaching in Thailand to Thai, Japanese, and Korean students of all ages • Designed and taught an advanced French writing and speaking course for Kutztown University • Currently developing a comparative ASEAN country curriculum designed to teach students about ASEAN and the upcoming ASEAN Economic Community

Graphic Design

• 3 years of experience in graphic design using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign • Interactive flash and .PDF documents for annual reports, event summaries, flyers, and registration forms for print and digital media

• Interactive e-books, magazines, iPad and iPhone applications • Website design and editing • professional presentation materials Academic Report and Publication Design

• Prepare layout and design of academic journals and reports for both print and online publication • Book cover design • Create original presentation materials for Powerpoint, Keynote, and web-based presenting • Convert traditional academic reports into more visually appealing publications for non-academic

Research Interests


Areas of Research & Specialization Thailand

--AEC integration and policy --SME development -- Electricity production and distribution --Thai political analysis --Thai foreign policy -- Border trade


--AEC integration and policy --Consumer markets -- Electricity production and distribution -- Border trade

Greater Mekong Subregion

--AEC integration of the GMS --GMS regional electricity production and power trading

--Asian Development Bank’s GMS Energy Cooperation Program

--GMS Environmental issues -- Regional governance and regional issues on trade and investment

Mclaughlin cv 2014  
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