Joseph Ross, Board Treasurer, Finance Committee Chairperson
Joe Ross spent his working career in manufacturing, with increasing responsibilities in engineering, information technology, manufacturing management and marketing. Prior to joining ESC, he was President of Hendrickson International, a Chicago-based company with worldwide operations. Joe now applies his skills in business and succession planning, strategy development, organizational development, human resources, coaching and marketing to his current role as an ESC consultant to nonprofits. He has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from Case Western Reserve University.
Some of his past ESC clients include Glencoe Historical Society, Art Resources in Teaching, Inner Voice, Inc., River North Business Association, Latino Coalition of Lake County, and Services for Adults Staying in Their Homes (SASI). Joe has completed ESC training for Consulting, Engagement Management, Coaching, Emergency Leadership Planning, Board Development, Strategic Planning, Project Tech Tools, and Urgent Action Team, and he facilitates Orientation for new ESC volunteers.
Joe is a current Director and past Treasurer of the ESC Board. In addition, he is one of the lead coordinators of ESC's very successful Interim Executive Director Program, recruiting highly experienced former executive directors to refer to nonprofits facing a temporary gap in leadership.