Gordon Zacks

Gordon Zacks is chairman of the R.G. Barry Corporation, one of the largest providers of comfort footwear. He began growing the company in 1955. Throughout his career, Gordon has been working at the forefront of various activist and philanthoropic causes. He has served on the board of directors and advisors of Children’s Hospital, Hebrew University Board of Governors and Chief Executives Organization. Gordon was a member of President Reagan’s Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations, a member of President Bush’s Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations and Chairman of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service Advisory.



Finding great mentors and latching onto great teachers has been key to my making the most of my life. Even in formal education, I believe one should always focus on how to learn more about life. The quality of the teachers is more important even than the subject matter.

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