Longtime Landmark Staff Member and Forum Leader Bill Palmer passes at 68.

December 15, 2020

Bill Palmer, long time Staff Member and Forum Leader died on December 4th. He first served on the staff of est from 1975 to 1978 where he was accountable for logistics. Later in 1981 he returned to manage special events and to work directly with Werner Erhard and became a Forum Leader in 1986. After the formation of Landmark, Bill was instrumental along with Jerome Downes in causing and developing Landmark’s work and presence in Japan. After returning to the United States, he became a Centers’ Division Director accountable for managing and developing numerous Center Managers through to 2009

Bill is survived by his wife Colleen – the two of them had a more than 30 year love affair. Next May 1st would have been their 30th wedding anniversary.

In his free time he enjoyed hiking, comedy and movies. He was beloved by all who worked with him and was known for his skill in listening and compassion. One fellow Staff Member Cathy Roussel said “No matter what was going on, nothing was ever wrong when you were around him.” Another colleague Sheila James said, “He could listen to anything you had to say and never judged you. I became a Center Manager because of him.” Harry Rosenberg, fellow Forum Leader and Landmark CEO, said, “We worked together when he first came on Staff and at his core Bill was and loved this work. He was selfless, he served, he had ‘a heart full of grace’, and he made an enormous difference well beyond the 100’s of thousands of people he directly touched. We honor and celebrate Bill and his life.”

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