Bill Griffin - 1963
Bio from 40th Reunion
Bill's before and after pictures
Kewpie of the Month, January
Answers to Charley's 20 Questions - Pic
Live in sunny
Miami, Florida. Currently, VP of Consulting Services for Right Management
Consultants. I have one son Sean, age 32. Operate adventuretravelclubs.com
and SCUBA Instructor as hobbies.
MBA and BS from the University
of Missouri - Columbia. Lived and operated companies internationally
for about 15 years in the oil and gas industry. Extensive international
travel now with Dive/Trekking/Bicycling Clubs.
1) What is your
origin; why, when and how did you wound up in Columbia and where did you
come from if you were not born in Columbia?
Born St. Louis, lived 6 years in Jeff City, 6
years Carthage, moved to Columbia 1957 for 7th grade at Jeff. Jr.
2) What did you do immediately after you left
high school in 1963 and where did you go if you left Columbia?
Attended Mizzou – BSBA, MBA.
3) Where did you get
your education (other than HHS) and what is your profession or how did
you acquire your occupation and what was or is it?
Education as above, worked for Burroughs Corp.
as Sales Manager, Teleco Oilfield Services Ltd. as EVP, COO, Drake, Beam
Morin and Right Management Consultants as VP, Missouri Department of
Economic Development as Director, Marketing and currently at the
University of Missouri Trulaske College of Business as Professor of
4) Are you still working and if so what are
5) Are you retired and what are you doing or
what have you done since you retired? How long have you been retired?
6) Are you married? Who are you married to?
Who are you divorced from? How did you meet your spouse or partner;
where and when? How long have you been married? Or how many times have
you been married and/or divorced?
7) How many children do you have? When was
your first child born? When was your last child born? How many
grandchildren do you have and when was the oldest and the youngest one
Sean born 1970.
8) What countries have you spent time in other
than on business? What countries have you lived in outside the US?
Lived in Scotland 8 years and England 2 years.
Started businesses in 21 countries in 3 industries. Operated in over 40
countries. Taught in India and leading the China study abroad in 2013.
9) What's on your
'Bucket List' and what have you done and haven't done so far?
Bucket list complete, but I’ll think of
10) Are you a veteran and if so where and when
did you serve our country?
Captain, US Army, Field Artillery, Ft. Sill,
OK and Ft. Hood, TX.
11) What is the best memory you have from
Hickman High School? What is your worst memory from HHS?
Best memory is playing
football with the men that were on the team. Worst memory is when
Charlie and I used to fight.
12) What was your favorite place to go after
school or on weekends in Columbia when attending Hickman?
Playboy drive in or Driveteria. Weekends
usually went to Mizzou football games.
13) Who was your favorite teacher at Hickman?
Who would you like to see the most from the Hickman faculty and why?
Helen Williams was my favorite teacher. Don’t
know who is left alive.
14) What person from our class have you stayed
in closest contact with since you left Hickman other than your wife or
15) Which '63 Kewpies are you in touch with?
Please give me their name and their email, address and phone number?
Rick Waggoner, Larry Lasley, Bill Ellzey, Doug
Miller, Jeff Beasley. I believe you have their contact information.
16) Tell me something
that you have told one of your children or grandchildren that was
something you learned or did at Hickman?
I told my son about football, track and Verse
17) What are the earliest memories you have of
places, people or things in Columbia?
Riding my bike to Jeff Junior.
18) What was your
biggest accomplishment while at Hickman High School and what has been
your biggest accomplishment since you
graduated from Hickman until now?
National Honor Society, developed revenues
$300 million by developing a worldwide expansion plan.
19) What do you think classmates will remember
the most about you when they see you at the 50th reunion?
That I have lost 130 lbs.
20) Did any teacher
from Hickman High School have an effect on your life and how?
Helen Williams made be a better public
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