Bill Griffin has served the higher education, nonprofit, industry, and government sectors for four decades.
His education includes Juris Doctor from Suffolk Law School (MA), Master of Management from Pepperdine University (CA), MS Environmental Engineering from Northeastern University (MA), and BS Civil Engineering from Georgia Tech. He was an honor student in all four programs.
During four decades of professional work, Bill has led professional services project teams, engineering departments, legal departments, sales organizations, management audit teams, business start-ups, technical proposals and reports, grant applications, corporate governance, media relations, legislative advocacy, fund raising, and membership functions. He helped form a national trade association, and he served as its first Executive Director. He represented his employers on numerous trade associations, professional societies, and economic development organizations. Bill has published over 70 technical papers as part of the professional development activities of professional societies and trade associations. He helped plan organizations’ meetings and conventions, moderated expert panels, delivered presentations, and provided training.
Since 2000, Bill has spent most of his time as a college instructor. He has taught four dozen different courses for ten universities. He handles a 50/50 mixture of graduate courses and undergraduate courses. He has delivered courses on: management of non-profit organizations, management of human services organizations, operations management, business, human resources, law, ethics, math, and environmental science. He is also a trainer in industry.
In the role of a volunteer for nonprofit organizations, he has been equally active. Bill has served as an officer, board member, committee chair, committee member, and awards manager. He has reviewed by-laws, incorporation documents, and other paperwork associated with establishment and maintenance of nonprofit organizations. He has volunteered with several economic development organizations and helped establish a new one. He has volunteered with arts organizations, conservation organizations, and educational organizations.
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His work in leadership began when Bill was in public school, when he was a leader in student government, art projects, Boy Scouts and athletic teams. This pattern continued in college, where he was a leader
in student center, art projects, fraternity, athletic, public service and academic pursuits. During four decades of professional work, he has led professional services project teams, engineering departments,
sales organizations, business start-ups, technical proposals, grant applications, technical reports, corporate law and corporate governance functions, fund raising, and membership functions. In the capacity
of board member, officer, committee chair and staff person, he has served economic development organizations, professional societies, environmental organizations and arts organizations.
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He became interested in international matters during his geography courses in public school. His professional work has included projects and people from many countries. He has visited 30 countries for
business and leisure purposes, and he has visited over a dozen foreign universities. Bill has lived in France and Italy. Since 2003, he has taught a half dozen graduate and undergraduate courses
on international topics.
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Bill began his university teaching career in 2000 and became a full time professor in 2004. He has taught traditional and nontraditional graduate and undergraduate students at ten universities. He has
taught courses in management, business, law, ethics, human services, engineering, math and science. He has performed in two higher education management roles: He led an on-campus graduate program that
included 50 students, and he led an on-campus undergraduate business department that included 100 students.
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Bill began work in the field of sustainability in 1970 when he worked as an environmental scientist with the US Environmental Protection Agency. He followed up with roles as an environmental engineer, environmental project manager, public speaker on energy and environmental topics, sales manager for an environmental firm, and regulatory lawyer focusing on energy and environmental topics. He earned an MS in Environmental Engineering and a Juris Doctor, which equipped him to address sustainability issues of many kinds (e.g., energy production technologies, energy conservation, environmental protection, water conservation, air and water pollution control, land use planning, legal requirements).
ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT - Nonprofit Organizations
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Bill’s work in association management includes experience in professional and personal roles. On a professional level, he was Executive Director of a trade association, and he served in many capacities for professional societies and trade associations. On a personal level, he has been a volunteer, where he served on committees, chaired committees, served on boards of directors, and served in officer positions. His association experience has included trade associations, professional societies, technical organizations, arts organizations, conservation organizations, economic development organizations, and educational organizations.