Gateway Venture Mentoring Service

Sam Hopmeier

Sam Hopmeier, a St. Louis native, is an alumni of Washington University (BSBA, 1957), and Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA, 1960).  He worked in the mortgage and steel industries early in his career.  For over 30 years, he served as President and CEO of Hopmeier Hearing Centers, with 7 retail locations in the St. Louis area. He was involved in testing hearing, fitting hearing aids, service and supplies. For periods, he also manufactured hearing aids from components & distributed hearing testing equipment.  Since retiring in 2004, Sam has remained active in the leadership of trade organizations and social entities.

Sam has been actively involved with a number of social welfare organizations, including

Children’s Home Society of Missouri

  • Member Board of Directors 1970-1981
  • Chair 1976-1981

Sherwood Forest Camp Service

  • Member Board of Directors, 1970-1985
  • Treasurer 1974-1976

The Clayton-Ladue Rotary Club, 1963-Present

  • Treasurer 1974-1978

YouthBridge Community Foundation

  • Board of Directors, 2008 to present

Missouri Athletic Club Charitable Society for Children

  • Chair, 2007 to present

Innovate Venture Mentoring Service

  • Mentor, 2007 to present