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    2021 Conference: RETRO BILL Presents “BE A HERO KEEPING KIDS SAFE!”

    RETRO BILL, a speaker for our 2021 conference, smiling for the camera while holding up a computer keyboard and calculator.

    RETRO BILL is currently one of the most in-demand motivational speakers in North America. His tour schedule keeps him on the road providing anti-bullying, character-based, career planning, peace building, conflict resolution, safety tips and good citizenship oriented programs for all ages (Children, Adults and Families) about 300 days a year.  His presentations range from from “Improving Your Ability to Keep Kids Safe” and “Connecting with Kids” to “Customer Service” and “Creative Ways to provide an Exceptional Guest Experience.” Retro Bill’s school programs “connect with, inspire, inform and empower” audiences on a variety of themes and topics effecting today’s youth (including bullying, peer pressure, social media, gangs, and alcohol, tobacco & drug abuse).

    RETRO BILL is currently celebrating his twenty-second year as part of the D.A.R.E. Family. He holds the title of “Official D.A.R.E. Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy” and has been a Motivational Speaker for thirty years. He has literally spoken to MILLIONS of FANS Worldwide! Retro Bill has delivered presentations in all fifty States and throughout all of the Provinces of Canada, and in the Caribbean Islands.  He’s received countless accolades from Government, Educational, Law Enforcement, Corporate and Entertainment Business dignitaries and organizations. CNN’s Larry King called RETRO BILL “a supercharged Mr. Rogers for the 21st Century.”  High compliments indeed. 

    RETRO BILL is a Graduate of the University of Southern California School of Cinema-Television. He attended USC on a scholarship from Director/Producer Steven Spielberg. RETRO BILL (aka Director/Writer/Producer Bill Russ) directed the Award-Winning film “The Last Ride” (starring Academy-Award Winning actor Ben Johnson). RETRO BILL (Bill Russ) has also directed television commercials, tv specials and numerous music videos (including videos for Kenny G, Michael McDonald, Michael Bolton and Patti Austin to mention a few).  RETRO BILL also directed and starred in the Award-Winning “D.A.R.E. Safety Tips starring RETRO BILL” video, which has been utilized by D.A.R.E. Officers Worldwide since 2001, and remains a HUGE HIT with Grades K-5 students in every classroom it is shown in to this day!

    Currently, in addition to his Motivational Speaking Appearances, RETRO BILL (Bill Russ) works as a freelance Artist, a Creative Theatrical Advisor to Cirque du Soleil, a Guest Host/Emcee for “Kirk Franklin’s Gospel Brunch” held at House of Blues locations across the USA.  RETRO BILL (Bill Russ) continues to provide Character Voice-Overs for commercials and cartoon shows (including most notably, “Spongebob Squarepants”).

    For more information on RETRO BILL please visit

    Education Administrators, Teachers, School Psychologists/Guidance Counselors, School Resource Officers (SROs), Law Enforcement, Local/State Emergency Managers, Fusion Center Analysts, Crisis Intervention Units, Counselors & Mental Health Specialists, School Social Workers, School Safety Professionals, and other school safety stakeholders interested in attending RETRO BILL’s presentation should register for the July 2021 MCSS School Safety Summer Conference at

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