Gordon Zacks was 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 philanthropic 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. Gordon passed away peacefully in 2014. He lived a great life.