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The HistoryMakers video oral history with Tom A. Goss.

Author: Tom A Goss; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
Publisher: Chicago, Illinois : The HistoryMakers, [2016]
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : English
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Insurance chief executive and athletic director Tom A. Goss was born on July 6, 1946 in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1968, he received his B.S. degree in education from the University of Michigan where he was named to the all-Big Ten football team. Goss worked at Proctor and Gamble in 1969. From 1970 to 1993, Goss worked in executive positions at R. J. Reynolds Industries, Del Monte Corporation, Faygo Beverages, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral histories
Internet videos
Interviews
Named Person: Tom A Goss
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Tom A Goss; Larry Crowe; Matthew Hickey; HistoryMakers (Video oral history collection),
OCLC Number: 1003150880
Credits: Videographer, Matthew Hickey.
Performer(s): Larry Crowe, interviewer.
Event notes: Recorded
Chicago, Illinois
2014 July 1.
Description: 1 online resource (9 video files (4 hr., 1 min., 56 sec.)) : sound, color.
Other Titles: History Makers video oral history with Tom A. Goss
Tom A. Goss

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Insurance chief executive and athletic director Tom A. Goss was born on July 6, 1946 in Knoxville, Tennessee. In 1968, he received his B.S. degree in education from the University of Michigan where he was named to the all-Big Ten football team. Goss worked at Proctor and Gamble in 1969. From 1970 to 1993, Goss worked in executive positions at R. J. Reynolds Industries, Del Monte Corporation, Faygo Beverages, and National Beverage Corporation. In 1993, he was named president and COO of PIA Merchandising. In 1997, Goss established The Goss Group, Inc. That same year, he became the first African American athletic director of the University of Michigan. In 2000, Goss resigned from the University of Michigan and became chairman of The Goss Group, Inc. In 2001, The Goss Group, Marsh Inc. and the GMAC Insurance Group established Goss LLC. His awards include the 2001 University of Michigan’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award.

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