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Gary Ross
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Communication coach, trainer, and former Emmy-nominated journalist, working from C-Suite to production line to help people inform, persuade, influence others, and show up professionally. Industry experience includes healthcare, financial services, tech, manufacturing, and more.

Communication coach, trainer, and former Emmy-nominated journalist, working from C-Suite to production line to help people inform, persuade, influence others, and show up professionally. Industry experience includes healthcare, financial services, tech, manufacturing, and more.

Full Bio

Gary Ross helps people at all levels to be better communicators. As a former FORTUNE 500 corporate communications executive, Emmy-nominated broadcast journalist, and current stadium and arena public address announcer, Gary knows you don’t always need a booming sound system to get your message across. He provides actionable tips and advice that people can use to enhance their careers and build credibility and influence.

Companies Gary has worked with include Labcorp, DuPont, Papa John's, Sikich LLP, TreeHouse Foods, and more. Prior to his training, coaching, and consulting work, Gary led communications departments at CDW, Hyatt Hotels, and Fortune Brands. Earlier in his career, he worked as a reporter and anchor for WCBD-TV in Charleston, SC, where he was nominated for an Emmy Award in investigative journalism, traveled overseas with the U.S. military, and reported from the eye of Category Four Hurricane Hugo. Gary has been interviewed for several communications publications and podcasts and has spoken on communications and change for leading organizations and universities. He is a member of the Public Relations Society of America, the International Association of Business Communicators, the Association of Change Management Professionals, and the National Speakers Association (Illinois Chapter). Gary holds a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from the Medill School at Northwestern University.


Notable Client Achievements

  • Coached a C-level executive at a large global company to help her hone her strategy and communicate her vision throughout the organization
  • Coached a plant manager for a food manufacturing company, helping him build his personal brand within the firm and communicate better with his management team and front-line supervisors
  • Developed a strategic internal communication approach for the HR leadership team at a global restaurant company
  • Coached high-potential middle managers, as well as first-time leaders, at a consulting company on communicating professionally, leading difficult conversations and more.
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WORK HIGHLIGHTS
Fortune Brands Innovations
VP, Corporate Communications
CDW
  • Director, Corporate Communications
  • Senior Manager, Corporate Communications
  • Manager, Media Relations
  • Senior Publicist
Hyatt
  • Director, Corporate Public Relations
  • Manager, Corporate Public Relations
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CREDENTIALS
  • Bachelor of Science in Journalism | Northwestern University
  • Member, Association of Change Management Professionals
  • Member, National Speakers Association, Illinois Chapter
  • Member, Public Relations Society of America
  • Member, International Association of Business Communicators
INDUSTRIES
Consumer Goods
Education
Financial Services
Food Beverages
Healthcare
Hospitality
Information Technology
Pharmaceuticals
+ more
EXPERIENCE WITH
Human Resources
Informaton Technology
Legal Compliance
Management
Manufacturing
Marketing
Operations
Writing Editing
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EXPERTISE
Improve At Networking
New Grad
Early Career
Mid Career
New People Manager
Experienced People Manager
Executive
Personal Branding
+ more
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