As a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran, Bill DeFries is passionate about giving to the veteran community. He has been a volunteer member of the AVHC Board of Trustees since 2018 and currently serves as Committee Chair for the AVHC Lincoln Statue project.
Bill became President of American Veterans Heritage Center in January of 2022.
Bill is CEO/Owner of Copp Systems, a leading security systems provider in Dayton. He is also a lifelong member of SAG-AFTRA, published author and motivational speaker.
In addition to AVHC, DeFries is passionate about giving to the community and was inducted into the class of 2017 Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame in recognition for supporting the Dayton area community. He currently serves on the Board of Trustees for both Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Executive Committee and the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame Foundation.