Managing Director, Fidelity National Information Services, Inc.
C. William "Bill" Griffin has more than 34 years experience in the mortgage finance and financial service fields. He is the managing director of Fidelity National Information Services, the nation's leading provider of financial services technology and mortgage-related services.
Griffin received a bachelor's degree in finance from the Terry College in 1972. As a college student, Griffin was president of the Intrafraternity Council and Greek Horsemen and a member of Sphinx, Gridiron, Blue Key and Omicron Delta Kappa.
His career in mortgage finance began in 1972 with Citizens & Southern National Bank in Atlanta, where he spent three years. In 1975, Griffin joined Ticor Mortgage Insurance, where in nine years he assumed an assortment of responsibilities, including managing sales and marketing, secondary marketing, operations and risk management. He also served on the mortgage insurance company's board of directors and was president and CEO of Ticor Securities Co.
In 1984, Griffin moved to Dallas and founded Highland Park National Bank and its mortgage subsidiary, the Highland Capital Group. Three years later, he co-founded the Stratmor Group, a privately held investment banking firm. In 1989, Griffin joined Lender's Service Incorporated (LSI), again applying his talents in a number of departments. His tenure at LSI culminated when he was appointed chief executive officer and president prior to the company's acquisition by Fidelity National Information Services in 2003.
As managing director of Fidelity National, Griffin is responsible for leading the company's efforts to provide services to the largest financial institutions in the world.
Griffin's civic involvement includes serving on the Board of Overseers and the Campaign Steering Committee for the Terry College. He recently served on the board of the National Home Equity Mortgage Association and is now a board member of the Title and Appraisal Vendor Management Association. From 1986-87, Griffin served as chairman of the National Cranial Facial Foundation, which raises money for patients with a critical need for craniofacial surgery.
Closer to home in Pittsburgh, Griffin is president of Oakmont Country Club, which will host the 2007 U.S. Open Golf Championship in June. This will be Oakmont's eighth Open Championship, more than any other course in the nation.
In addition to his board service to the Terry College, Griffin has been a frequent guest speaker for students taking the Lessons in Leadership course.
Griffin and his wife Lynn, who also graduated from UGA in 1972, have three children, Whitney, Charles and Cameron.