(Left) Archie and his staff serve more than
400,000 OSU alumni around the world.
(Right) Columbus Public Schools and Big
Brothers Big Sisters of Central Ohio's Project
Mentor is one way Archie and the Alumni
Association help inﬂuence young lives.
The State of Perfect Balance
Outstanding balance helped Archie Grifﬁn become one of college football’s greatest “Ohio offers great opportunities for education, business
running backs and the sport’s only two-time Heisman trophy winner. Today, a different and enjoying an extremely satisfying way of life.”
kind of balance drives Archie’s success… the balance between his professional career
and the personal life he enjoys in Ohio. Archie Grifﬁn
Extremely articulate, humble yet energetic, Archie is the ideal CEO for The Ohio State The Ohio State University Alumni Association Inc.
University Alumni Association. He oversees more than 225 local chapters across the U.S.,
keeping alumni connected to the university. On his “friend-raising” trips, Archie visits with
many people who miss living in Ohio, which makes him appreciate his home all the more.
Archie’s travel schedule is busy. But travel in and out of Ohio is easy, which helps Archie Ted Strickland, Governor
take time to “pay it forward, as his coach Woody Hayes called it, through his passion for
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helping youth. While he and his wife are involved in a number of programs, a particular
favorite is their own Archie and Bonita Grifﬁn Foundation, which supports a variety of
An Ohio legend at twenty-one, Archie Grifﬁn has gone on to a great career without
sacriﬁcing his personal values. His balance has always been perfect. In Ohio.
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