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Academy of Achievement Raymond Bill

Raymond Bill*

Inducted 2002

Raymond BillAfter graduation for the University of Wisconsin in 1916, and service in the navy in World War I, Raymond Bill joined the publishing firm founded by his father before the turn of the century.


Under Raymond Bill’s leadership, the organization became one of the larger and more successful publishers of business magazines. In the early 30’s he sensed the need for both local clubs and a national association of sales executives, and was the prime organizer and first elected president of National Sales Executives, later to become Sales & Marketing Executives International (SMEI).

*Deceased member