I first met Bill Russo, aka Retro Bill, at a movie premiere that spotlighted the impact family and school emotional abuse and bullying have on an entire town. The movie, White Rabbit, seemed to truly resonate with Retro Bill on more than a professional level. After reading and learning more about him, I realized that his background perhaps was similar to that of many, many people. So, without further adieu I share you my interview with actor, spokesperson, speaker and now my friend, Retro Bill!
Q3: You are gaining quite a reputation for bringing educationally sound programs against bullying to schools and other organizations. Tell us more!
I have had the HONOR of being the International D.A.R.E. Program’s “Safety & Self-Esteem Buddy” for 20 years. This PRIVILEGE has given me the chance to work with Police Officers throughout North America. I have delivered my Motivational Good Character based/Anti-Bullying/Healthy Life Choices Presentations to Elementary, Middle and High School Students in all 50 States, and throughout all of the Provinces of Canada. Which has put me currently in a position of being one of the most in-demand. Motivational Speakers for Youth (K-12th Grade) in North America. And, my friend Leeza Gibbons has Publicly declared on national television that she feels, “Retro Bill is primed to be the 21st Century’s Mr. Rogers!” An HONOR to be sure!
Here is Retro Bill’s “About Me” – How clever is this introduction! To meet and greet this amazing edu-tainer in person and even better to bring him to your organization – click here!
is revolutionizing children’s edutainment and motivational speaking for the restaurant lodging and airline industries! has put fun into safety, self-esteem and character counts education for Kindergarten through 12th graders for the past 13 years, and he is also highly in-demand for his customer service/hospitality presentations for working adults. is on the road 300 days a year and is seen live by over 1 MILLION American and Canadian fans annually!
In closing, it would be my hope that Retro Bill gets to fulfill his dreams all while helping to keep your kids safe, organizations and school educated and continue to sprinkle #SocialGood wherever he goes!
Thanks my friend!