Glenn Ross is originally from Shreveport - a mid-sized city in North Louisiana. After completing high school, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree at Grambling State University where he majored in Business Administration and Business Information Systems.
He joined Caterpillar Inc. in 1977, and started his career as a Computer Programmer. Throughout his career, Glenn has worked in a variety of leadership roles in Information Technology.
In 1987, Glenn earned his Masters Degree in Business Administration from the Bradley University - Foster College of Business Administration. Glenn retired from his Information Technology (IT) Manager position at Caterpillar Inc. in 2015.
As IT Manager, Glenn was responsible for managing a Team of Senior IT professionals who lead strategic programs that enabled business units with systems and processes that support profitable business operation and growth. The Team was also responsible for performing due diligence in evaluating IT organization capabilities and risks.
His previous positions include Information Technology Audit Manager, Program Management Office Manager, Solution Deployment Manager, and Account Manager (Caterpillar Dealers - Pacific Region; Europe Africa & Middle East).
Glenn has served his community as a volunteer, giving his time and talents to support the important work of community and civic organizations, and agencies. He appreciates the opportunity to meet and work with diverse groups of dedicated leaders and volunteers with a mission of making their communities better and more attractive places to live and work.
Glenn currently serves on the Peoria Tri-County Urban League Board of Directors (Chair), National Urban League Board of Trustees, Quest Charter Academy Board of Directors, and the Peoria Promise Board of Directors. He is Past President of the Bradley University National Alumni Association, and Past President of the Peoria Public Radio Advisory Board.
Glenn is a strong believer in the importance of higher education - and thinks that education should be a high priority for our country. “Education is one of the key elements in maintaining and expanding our competitiveness in the global economy.”