North Central College - Naperville, IL

Robert Holmes

Class Year: 
1966

Alumni Recognition Award Winner 1982

Bob Holmes received a degree in political science from North Central College in 1965.  His professional career began as a stockbroker with Merrill, Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith, and then progressed rapidly through a series of promotions with the firm Blyth, Eastman, Dillon & Company.  He then became president of his own firm, Gilford Securities, Inc., which has offices nationwide. He currently serves on the board of trustees for the Crested Butte Academy in Crested Butte, Colo., and Marywood Country Day School in Rancho Mirage, Calif. Holmes served on the College’s Board of Trustees from 1979-93, and was a member of the Board’s Public Affairs and Development Committee.