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Ellen R. Gordon

Tootsie Roll Industries

Ellen R. Gordon, President of Tootsie Roll Industries, Inc., was born in New York, attended Vassar College, Wellesley College, received her BA from Brandeis University and attended the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Harvard University. She joined Tootsie Roll Industries in 1968 as a member of its Board of Directors. She became Corporate Secretary in 1974 and Vice President, Product Development and Quality Assurance of that same year. In 1977 she became Senior Vice President and was elected President in 1978. She is also currently serving as a Director of CPC International, Inc., and a Vice President and Director of HDI Investments Corporation. Tootsie Roll Industries’ business, headquartered in Chicago, is the manufacturing and marketing of Tootsie Roll products.

Year appointed: 2015