Bill Burwinkel

Bill Burwinkel

Adopt a Class Founder

Bill started his sales career in 1970 after serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.

In 1983 Bill founded NATIONAL MARKETSHARE GROUP inc. With a focus on the future and committed to “Exceeding Customer and Principal Expectations”, Bill assembled a TEAM that believes in the importance of family, hard work, having the RIGHT ATTITUDE, giving back to the community and having fun. In his role as Chief Executive Officer, Bill is focused on our commitment of “Exceeding Customer and Client Expectations”.

In addition to his business duties, Bill devotes time to fulfilling our corporate philosophy of “Giving back to the community is an obligation, not an option”.

Bill served with the Boy Scouts of America on the 1997, 2001, 2005 and 2010 National Jamboree Committee. He also served on the Council Board of Directors for 21 years. He received the Council Scouter of the Month Award on several occasions and was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, scouting’s highest non-scouting award. He has also been active throughout the Greater Cincinnati community having served on the Board of Price Hill Will, the Lower Price Hill Community Council, Co-chair of the Oyler School LSDMC, Chair of the Oyler Renovation Design Team, Chair of the Oyler Green Initiatives Committee. Bill currently serves on the Board of the Queensgate Business Alliance, the Police Chief’s Advisory Board, the West Side Summit and the MSD Community Advisory Panel.

As a further expansion of National Marketshare Group’s commitment to the community, in 2003 Bill created the Adopt A Class Foundation. This program facilitates personal, sustained connections between members of the business community and the students in pre-kindergarten thru 8 th grade with the purpose of providing positive role models and developing practical and social skills for the students and building the culture of philanthropy and teamwork for businesses. Today the program encompasses over 300 businesses in 24 urban Greater Cincinnati schools.

In 1998, Bill and his wife Beth, received the Preservation Award from the Cincinnati Preservation Association for the renovation of the West End Bank Building which now serves as NATIONAL MARKETSHARE GROUP inc. Corporate Headquarters. Bill is a 2009 graduate of the Cincinnati Chamber of Commerce Leadership Class XXXI and a Rotary Club nominee for the Jefferson Award. In 2008 Cincinnati Magazine recognized him as one of Cincinnati’s “Most influential people in Education”. In 2011 Bill received the Second Act Award for his work with Adopt A Class. In 2012 4C for Children named Bill their “Champion for Children”. In the same year the Junior League named Adopt-A-Class their 2011- 2012 Community Service Award recipient. While Bill earned a GED Diploma while serving our country, he has also received Honorary Diplomas from Oyler Community Learning Center and Elder High School.