Tom Goss is chairman of GOSS LLC and a principle of The Goss Group, Inc. Mr. Goss began his career as a manager at Proctor and Gamble and after moved to RJR Foods and Delmonte Corporation. Mr. Goss moved to Faygo Beverage as the number one executive. Before National Beverage the owner of Shasta beverage acquired Faygo through an acquisition where Mr. Goss was made executive vice president and general manager of Shasta. There he managed the Shasta Beverage brand for five years.
Mr. Goss progressed to president and COO of PIA Merchandising Co., the largest supplier of in-store merchandised and sales services, where his responsibilities include all field operations for 17 divisions, 26 offices and 4,500 staff members and he completed an IPO in the mid-nineties.
A graduate of the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mr. Goss’s loyalty to his alma mater led to his acceptance of the position of University of Michigan Director of Intercollegiate Athletics where he commanded the largest athletic program at one of the nation’s leading academic and athletic institutions. Mr. Goss is a 2001 recipient of the University of Michigan’s Distinguished Alumni Service Award. During college, he was a member of the University of Michigan football team, achieving All Big Ten honors.
Mr. Goss is licensed by the state of Michigan as a resident insurance agent in the lines of Life/Health & Accident and Property & Casualty. He is the former chair of Karmanos Cancer Hospital and is on the executive committee. Mr. Goss is a member of the executive committee of the Boys & Girls Club of Southeast Michigan.