William Potvin

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William Potvin
William Potvin

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William Potvin

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William Potvin

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Yes! Attending Reunion
Residing In Armonk, NY USA
Spouse/Partner Louisa Vorosmarty
Occupation Management Consultant - Retired
Children Michael Potvin - b. 1994
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College: Georgetown University - International Economics, American U. - MBA

Have moved around a lot: Worked on projects in many countries. Lived in Washington DC, Detroit, New York City, Moscow, New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico (only in the hurricane season).

Career-wise: Investment Management, Management Consulting, Technology Start-ups, Real Estate. I sit on an airport and a major search firm boards.

Currently: Failed at retirement 3 times. Trying at a 4th.

School Story

On the debate team all four years. Was the Chairman of the DuPage County Teen Republicans. Conscientious Objector from Athletics. I went to Georgetown in D.C. and was offered a job in Senator Everett Dirkson's office. He proceeded to die three weeks after my arrival. Haven't had a decent job since.

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I noted in your email to Flo that you had a background in Russian. Small world. I studied Russian for 3 years at Georgetown. At the time all I knew is that there was a grand global competition between the U.S. and Russia and someone would eventually win. If we won, it wouldn't hurt if I spoke a little Russian. If they won, it REALLY wouldn't hurt is I spoke a little Russian. 20 years later in 1989 when the Wall was coming down, all I remembered was DA and NYET. Noting my language skill, my firm at the time (Deloitte) sent me to open the Moscow office where I remained until 1996. I look forward to comparing notes at the reunion.

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Mar 19, 2019 at 11:33 AM

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https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-history/january-2012/in-memoriam-bruce-c-nelson 

 

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