Bill Griffin - 1963
Bio from 40th Reunion
Bill's before and after pictures
Kewpie of the Month, January 2007
Answers to Charley's 20 Questions - Pic update

Live in sunny Miami, Florida.  Currently, VP of Consulting Services for Right Management Consultants.  I have one son Sean, age 32.  Operate 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 Management.
4) Are you still working and if so what are you doing?
As above.
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 born?
One son, 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 something!!!
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 husband?
Rick Waggoner.
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 Choir.
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 speaker.


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