Archie M. Griffin

Born: August 21, 1954

Company: The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc.

Position: President and Chief Executive Officer

Industry: Membership Organizations

Country: United States

Mr. Griffin retired from The Ohio State University on June 30, 2017. Mr. Griffin is widely known as the only two-time winner of the prestigious Heisman Trophy, symbolic of "The Outstanding College Football Player of the Country." He was a three time All American in 1973, 1974 and 1975.

Prior to his retirement, Mr. Griffin had served as Senior Advisor within the Office of Advancement at The Ohio State University since July 2015. From July 2010 until June 2015, Mr. Griffin served as the Senior Vice President of Alumni Relations at The Ohio State University.

Mr. Griffin also served as President and Chief Executive Officer of The Ohio State University Alumni Association, Inc. from January 2004 until June 2015 and as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors of The Ohio State University Foundation from January 2004 until June 2015.

Mr. Griffin served as the Associate Director of Athletics at The Ohio State University from 1994 to 2003, after serving more than nine years in various positions within the Athletic and Employment Services Departments at The Ohio State University.

In 1976, he was a first round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals, where he served as co-captain and played with the franchise for eight years.

Mr. Griffin has been Director of Abercrombie & Fitch Co., since 2000. Mr. Griffin has served as a director of Motorists Mutual Insurance Company since 1991 and the Ohio Auto Club since 1992. Mr. Griffin has also served as a member of the Board of the Columbus Youth Foundation (Vice Chair) since 1991 and as a member of the Board of the National Football Foundation since 2006.

He received many awards and recognitions during his college career. Graduating a quarter early from Ohio State, Griffin earned his degree in Industrial Relations.

 

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