William H. Hopf has been a Vistage Florida Chair since 1989 and is the inaugural recipient of the 2012 Red Scott Award for the Florida chair who best exemplifies the spirit of Vistage. He currently chairs a CE group in Jacksonville, Florida. Bill has over fifty-three years of practical leadership assignments, over 14,500 hours of leadership and strategic coaching, as well as direct interaction with more than 160 business owners.
Prior to starting his own consulting business, Anchor Resources, in 1989, “Bill” held leadership roles for a total of 31 years in organizations beginning with four years as a Regular Army officer in the Signal Corps; followed by engineering duties in the jet engineering department of General Electric, and then leading the engineering department of a major valve manufacturer. In 1979, Bill assumed the position of CEO for a 100+ million valve and pump manufacturing subsidiary of Cooper Industries of Houston, Texas.
Bill has spent ten years teaching Organizational Development and Leadership to MS Grad students for and is a graduate of Worcester Polytechnic Institute with a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, as well as completion of the “Executive Program” at the Amos Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.