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Ira N. Gross ’86 Bus

Ira N. Gross ’86 BusIra N. Gross ’86 Bus
Upper Saddle River, N.J.
Director, Business Continuity and Crisis Management
Home Box Office


Statement: From the first moment I set foot in Happy Valley, I knew this great University was for me. Thirty-plus years later, my career choices, personal relationships, and life decisions made would never have been possible if I hadn’t landed in Pennsylvania following high school.

Over the years, I have proudly met with prospective high school students through our LionsRoar and Alumni Admissions volunteer programs. It is most rewarding when a student tells me that they too, will join the Penn State family soon. These programs are very important to me, and I promise to continue working in this capacity for many years to come.

Thanks, in advance, for your consideration as you cast your ballot for the 2017 Alumni Council. I would be honored to join this amazing group of volunteers whose mission is to help influence the policies and direction of our 176,000 dues-paying alumni around the world. Penn State’s reach continues to expand globally and there’s no reason why we shouldn’t be 200,000 strong as we approach 2020 and beyond.

My wife, Susan, and I have two great sons. Jonathan is a sophomore at Penn State majoring in broadcast journalism and international politics. Matthew is in high school, aspiring to follow in our footsteps one day by continuing the Penn State legacy.

With your vote, I promise to represent each and every alumnus with honor and dignity. We Are…

(Life member, Penn State Alumni Association; member, Northern New Jersey Alumni Association; volunteer, Alumni Admissions Volunteer Program; volunteer, LionsRoar; Penn State Dance Marathon Fundraising Committee, Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity; student fundraising, Smeal College of Business; HBO Coordinator, Habitat for Humanity builds; mentor, HBO Young Media Minds, Read with Me and high school programs; volunteer, Fresh Air Fund summer sendoffs)

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