North Central High School Distinguished Alumnus

VERNON GROSE

Class of 1946
Inducted 1997

Dr. Vernon Grose began his professional career as an applied physicist at The Boeing Company. A world authority in applying systems methodology to managing risk, he served as an executive in three major corporations, as a university professor, and as consultant to Fortune 100 corporations.

President Reagan appointed him to the National Transportation Safety Board and the National Highway Safety Advisory Commission. He held a White House assignment as Expert Consultant to the NASA Chief Engineer to establish commercial industry in space. The White House also assigned him for one year as Associate Administrator for Research and Development at the Environmental Protection Agency to implement systematic management of risk.

As a consultant to the President's Aviation Safety Commission, Doctor Grose was an invited expert to the 1997 White House Commission on Aviation Safety and Security. He has been CNN's Risk Analyst and has given over 300 interviews on many topics to TV, radio, and written media. He is the author of the best-selling book Managing Risk: Systematic Loss Prevention for Executives, which is widely used in universities. His professional papers have appeared internationally in over 60 journals and periodicals.

Doctor Grose is listed in the Dictionary of International Biography, International WHO'S WHO of Intellectuals, and WHO'S WHO in the World.

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