Robert “Bob” Griffin I was born and raised in Dravosburg, PA, a small town outside of Pittsburgh, which explains my loyalty to all Pittsburgh sports teams. I graduated from Penn State University in 1964, where I majored in accounting. After graduation, I began my career as an accountant for ASG Industries, a glass company in eastern Tennessee. Two years later I transitioned into IT as a programmer. During that time, I married Charlene “Charley”, a southern belle. We moved to North Carolina for me to work for PPG Industries Fiberglass Division as a programmer and then a supervisor in 1970. After 3 years in North Carolina, I transferred to Pittsburgh where I finished my career holding a variety of positions – programmer, telecommunications supervisor, data center manager, and worked with the Salvation Army Angel Tree program as PPG’s coordinator. We decided long before retirement that we would eventually settle in the south. We heard about the Villages, visited, revisited and fell in love with it. We moved here in 2006 and soon afterward joined the VHA. I’ve attended the Sheriff’s Citizen’s Academy and the Resident Academy and now serve on the VHA board representing District 6. In addition to serving on the VHA board, I am an avid supporter of the Villages Regional Hospital. I see the VHA as an opportunity to help my friends and neighbors.
Roy was born in Columbia, South Carolina but spent most of his childhood and adult life in Richmond, Virginia. After serving 4 years in the United States Marine Corps he worked 40 years for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Roy holds a Bachelor’s Degree in General Studies and a Master’s Degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University. While living in Richmond he held Board of Director positions for several residential and social organizations including 5 years as President of The Stony Run Townhouse Association. Over the years he was the recipient of several awards of merit for his dedication and distinguished service. Roy and his wife, Ruth, moved to The Villages in 2009 when she retired from her position as a Human Resources Manager. Since moving to The Villages Roy has served in leadership roles for several clubs including The Marine Corps League, The Old Virginia Club and the Community Improvement Council (CIC). In his spare time, Roy has enjoyed playing water volleyball, dancing, photography and working on genealogy.