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W. F. Samuel Hopmeier, BC-HIS

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Chesterfield, MO

 

Bio

EDUCATION:

Clayton High School, Clayton, MO, 1953

Washington University, BSBA, 1957; Editor HATCHET yearbook which received the All-           America award. Sophomore Lock & Chair Honor Society, Junior Thurtene Honor Society & Senior Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society.

Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, MBA, 1959

 

EMPLOYMENT:

Mercantile Mortgage, Granite City, IL, 1959

Granite City Steel, financial analyst, 1960-1963

Instructor, Washington University, St. Louis, University College (night school) 1961-1966

Mortgage Syndicate, Inc, Clayton, MO, 1963-1965

  1. H. Hopmeier, Inc, dba Hopmeier Hearing Centers, St. Louis, MO, 1966-2004, Pres & CEO 1970-1999 growing the business from one office to 7 retail locations in St Louis area, testing hearing, fitting hearing aids, service and supplies. For periods, manufactured (assembled) hearing aids from components & distributed hearing testing equipment. Sold practice in 1999, took back a 5 year employment contract and retired in 2004.

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TRADE ASSOCIATION AFFILIATION

Missouri Hearing Society-Member Board of Directors, President 1987-1990

International Hearing Society, a 3000 member trade association-Member Board of Governors 1993-2006, President 2003-04. Committee member writing a curriculum and certification for hearing instrument specialists to provide therapy for tinnitus sufferers. 

American Tinnitus Association, a 14,000 member self-help society-Member Scientific Advisory Committee 1985-93; Member Board of Directors 1993-2007; Chair 2004-06.

 

SOCIAL WELFARE AFFILIATION:

Children’s Home Society of Missouri, Member Board of Directors 1970-1981, Chair 1976-1981

Sherwood Forest Camp Service, Member Board of Directors 1970-1985, Treas 1974-1976

Clayton-Ladue Rotary Club 1963-Present, Treasure 1974-78

Missouri Athletic Club, Charitable Society for Children, Chair 2006-Present,Received Phylanthropist of Year award 2018.

Gateway Venture Mentoring Service, Mentor 2007-Present  

Youthbridge Community Foundation, Member Board of Directors 2008-Present; Chair of the Finance Committee and member of the Executive Committee.

 

OTHER AFFILIATIONS:

Harvard Club of St Louis-member

Harvard Business School Club of St Louis-Program Chair in 1970s

University Club of St Louis-member until disbanded 2006

St Louis Club-member until 2018

Veiled Profit-Chair-Fair Ambassadors for 2 years with responsibility for 170 volunteers

Focus Gateway St Louis-serving the homeless, Board member 2011-present

COPs (Cashed Out Presidents), member

Experience-business man’s luncheon group, member

Washington University Century Club, member

Clayton High School Class ’53- organized luncheon group which meets 4 times per year

Spark-Parkway student entrepreneur academic program, judge

Midland Investment Trust-founded 1928, President 2016 &2018

St. Andrews Resources-named Remarkable/Ageless St. Louisan for 2011, member Selection Committee

 

I am an AMERICAN, HUSBAND, FATHER & FRIEND to many!