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
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
- 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.
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.
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!