Since 2022, Dr. Adam Joseph Gross has thrived as the vice president of finance and the chief financial officer at Avenues to Independence in Park Ridge, Illinois. Since joining the organization in April 2022, Dr. Gross has participated in the development of policies and procedures for human resources, as well as drafting employee handbooks and assessing employee selection. Alongside his involvement with Avenues to Independence, he has also served as the chief data scientist for Massachusetts Monarchs since 2022, a lead data scientist for The Aces Network in Boston since 2021 and the principal consultant for AJG Analytics LLC in Chicago since 2018. Furthermore, Dr. Gross has served as an adjunct professor and teacher’s assistant in statistics at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology since 2019.

Drawing upon a Bachelor of Science in organizational leadership from Dominican University and a Master of Business Administration from the Keller Graduate School of Management at DeVry University, Dr. Gross recently earned a Doctor of Philosophy in business psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2020. He also earned a postgraduate certificate in data science and business analytics from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin in 2021 and a certificate in data science with SQL and tableau from Cornell University in 2022. Earlier in his career, Dr. Gross served as a finance manager for the Chicago Sinai Congregation, a senior consultant for the OD and Change Leadership Group, an accounting assistant for Heart of the City, and an assessor during an internship with the Personnel Board of Jefferson County, Alabama. Moreover, Dr. Gross was the chief financial officer for Shelter, Inc., and an accounting coordinator for Susan G. Komen in Chicago.

Civically involved, as well, Dr. Gross has been a volunteer with CEL since 2012, having formerly served the organization as a program assistant and the chief financial officer. He has also served as the chair of the fundraising committee, vice president of education and board member of Shir Hadash since 2021. Over the course of his longstanding career, he has transitioned numerous accounting departments to improve upon their standards, as well as increased fundraising activities and decreased costs for a variety of nonprofit organizations. Among his several career highlights, Dr. Gross is especially gratified to have saved organizations over $200,000 using business models and his expertise in business psychology.

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