Globe Corporation Directors
Bert A. Getz, Director, Chairman of the Board
Bert currently holds the position of Chairman and Director of Globe Corporation, having served as its President from 1974 to 1999. He also is a Director and the President of the Globe Foundation, as well as a Director of the National Historical Fire Foundation. Bert serves on the Board of UNIFI Companies, the Rodel Foundation and the Translational Genomics Research Institute. He is a previous owner and director of various banks in Illinois and Arizona, and served as a Director of both Security Pacific Bank Corporation and the Federal National Mortgage Association under the Reagan administration.
Bert has long been involved in service to the community. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Mayo Foundation, Director Emeritus of the Indiana University Foundation, and Chairman Emeritus of the Arizona Community Foundation. Born in Chicago, Illinois, Bert earned a B.B.A from the University of Michigan.
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George F. Getz, Director, President, and Co-CEO
George has served as an officer of Globe Corporation since 1985, as a Director since 1993 and as its President and co-CEO since 1999. He also is President of Globe Management Company.
He is involved with many community organizations, such as: Executive Committee Member of The Arizona Diamondbacks, Director of Globe Financial Corporation, Board of Directors for Xavier College Preparatory, Junior Golf Association of Arizona, Phoenix Children’s Hospital, USC Marshall School of Business, and USC President’s Leadership Council. He also serves as President of the National Historical Fire Foundation, Director and Secretary of Globe Foundation, Honorary Trustee of Avon Old Farms School, Honorary Commander 309 Squadron, Luke Air Force Base and Vice President, Asst. Secretary, and Treasurer of The Merit Club.
George has always been active in the community, including his memberships in the Scottsdale Charros Young Presidents’ Organization and World Presidents' Organization.
Born in Chicago, George currently resides in Paradise Valley Arizona. He earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of Southern California.
At Globe, we believe the future is not a gift, it is an achievement. Through imagination and determination we will achieve a future of continued growth and success.
Bert A. Getz Jr., Director, Chairman of the Investment Committee and Co-CEO
Bert joined Globe Corporation as an officer in 1991. He is Chairman of the Investment Committee for Globe Financial Corporation, President of Globe Development Company, and an officer of Globe Management Company. Bert’s professional activities include serving as a Director of Wintrust Financial Corporation (which includes serving on the boards of the Wintrust Wealth Management and Libertyville Bank & Trust) and as a Director of IMS Companies LLC. Bert is also active in the Chicago Chapter of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization).
Bert’s civic involvement includes serving as Director of the Globe Foundation and the National Historical Fire Foundation. Additionally, Bert is Trustee of the Brookfield Zoo, Trustee of the Lawrenceville School and Trustee of North Shore Country Day School. Bert holds a B.B.A. from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and an M.B.A. from the University of Michigan Business School.
Time provides a competitive advantage. One thing Albert Einstein taught us is that there is nothing more powerful than the concept of compounding. We must seize the opportunity and take measured risk; this enables us to learn and grow.
Lynn M. Getz, Director
Lynn currently serves as a Director of Globe Corporation. She currently serves as a Director on the Boards of the Globe Foundation, Bravewell Collaborative and Corporation for the Northern Rockies. She also sits on the Board of the L.I.F.E. Institute.
Lynn holds a B.S. in social work from Skidmore College and a medical certification from Wake Forest University in herbs and dietary supplements.
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James L. Johnson, Director
Jim retired from active employment in 2001 after nearly 18 years as Treasurer of Globe Corporation and each of its subsidiaries. He continues his work with Globe on the Board of Directors.
His earlier career included 25 years of public accounting, most of those as a partner or principal in two CPA firms in Illinois and Arizona. He has frequently been an officer, director or trustee of a variety of business and professional organizations. These included accounting associations, service clubs such as the Jaycees and the Lions Clubs, the Board of Regents of California Lutheran University and various charities.
Jim graduated from the University of Minnesota with a B.B.A. degree. He was designated a Certified Public Accountant there in 1961.
Rock Edwards, Director
Rock has served as a Director of Globe Corporation and Globe Foundation since 1998. He is President of Planned Futures Incorporated, a financial services firm located in Schaumburg, Illinois.
He’s a past Director of the Northbrook Bank and Trust Company, part of Wintrust Financial Corporation, and served on the fundraising committee for The Hope Foundation for Autism and Epilepsy. He’s also a member of the Chicago Association of Life Underwriters.
Rock was born in Evanston, Illinois and earned his B.A. in Business and Marketing from Indiana University. He also graduated from the Massachusetts Mutual Business and Estate Planning School.
Globe Corporation Officers
Katherine M. Buehler, CFP®, Vice President, Asset Management
Katherine joined Globe in 2009 and is currently Vice President for Asset Management and is a member of the Globe Financial Corporation Investment Committee.
Katherine began her career at Harris Trust and Savings Bank in the Master Trust Division as a Securities Lending Trader and later became an Account Executive for major foundations and ERISA plans. After graduating from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University with an M.B.A with concentrations in finance and marketing, Katherine joined Family Office Exchange as a Consultant and Director of Client Services. Katherine earned a B.S. in Economics also from Northwestern. She is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ professional.
Katherine is active in a number of non-profit groups, including the Chicago Botanic Garden, Delta Delta Delta National Women’s Fraternity, the Northwestern University Women’s Board and Urban Initiatives, a program that brings life and soccer skills to inner-city children.
Greg Early, Senior Vice President, Accounting
Greg joined Globe Corporation as Controller in 1993. He now serves as Senior Vice President of Accounting. Greg received his B.S. in Accounting from University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Greg began his career in banking in a Management Training program at Premier Bank in Lafayette, Louisiana, before settling in the bank’s Accounting Department , from 1987-1990.
In 1990, he began his trek out west, moving to Albuquerque, New Mexico, to participate in another Management Training program at Sun West Bank. In 1991, Greg moved to Phoenix, Arizona and successfully completed the Arizona CPA exam in 1992. While in Phoenix, Greg was employed as a Controller with Fast Micro, Inc., a local computer manufacturing and software sales company, before joining Globe Corporation in 1993.
Jack Gallagher, Vice President, Taxation
An Allentown, Pennsylvania native, Jack received his B.B.A. – Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana and his Master of Accounting from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Blacksburg Virginia.
Jack’s career has spanned stints at Arthur Young & Co. (now Ernst & Young LLP) in Chicago, Illinois; Friedman and Huey Associates, Ltd., a local public accounting firm; and running his own tax accounting practice (“Jack Gallagher, CPA”). Jack moved his family to Scottsdale, Arizona and took a position as a Tax Manager in the Phoenix office of Arthur Andersen, LLP, as well as Andersen’s Albuquerque, NM office.
Jack began his current career at Globe in 2002, where he expanded the tax department, helped manage successful streamlining of the tax compliance function and spearheaded various value-added tax research projects (including the company’s “S-Election”) to further enhance the after-tax wealth of both Globe Corporation and the Getz Family.
As Vice President–Taxation, Jack’s current focus is in the arena of Estate and Gift planning, with particular attention being devoted to tax-efficient succession planning for the various Getz Family enterprises in order to maximize the after-tax wealth of future generations.
Karen Cardinal, Property Management
Karen received her Bachelor of Arts degree in 1992 from Barat College in Lake Forest, IL with a combined degree in Business and Psychology. She began working for Globe in 1997 in Sales and Marketing at The Reserve at the Merit Club assisting clients through the homebuilding process of semi-custom and custom homes built adjacent to the Merit Club Golf Course in Libertyville, IL. In 2001, she transferred into the commercial property management division of Globe to expand her experience in the real estate industry from residential to commercial.
She is currently a property manager for the Globe real estate portfolio in Illinois and also serves on a handful of property owners associations in which Globe owns property. She has held an Illinois Real Estate Broker’s License since 2006 and recently transitioned over to a Managing Broker’s License in 2012.
Michael J. Olsen, CFO, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary
Mike currently serves as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary for Globe Corporation and Subsidiaries. A long-time Scottsdale, Arizona resident, Mike obtained both his B.S. in finance (with accounting emphasis) and an M.B.A. from Arizona State University.
Mike spent 16 years with Bank of America, where much of his career involved financial analysis, commercial real estate finance, corporate banking, investment management and trust administration for the bank’s high-net-worth clients. Prior to joining Globe, he was the Chief Financial Officer for a high-tech manufacturing company in Scottsdale and has worked in the insurance industry managing portfolio investments.
Mike carries a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ designation, acted as the Registered Securities Principal for Bank of America’s Private Bank in Arizona, is a graduate of the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington, and is a member of Financial Executive’s International. He is the past board chair of Florence Crittenton Services of Arizona, which, under his chairmanship, formed Girl’s Leadership Academy of Arizona, the only public all-girls high school in Arizona. Mike is active with Arizona State University as a member of the Dean’s Council of 100, a board member of the W.P. Carey School’s Investment Management Fund, and actively assists in activities related to the Sun Angel Foundation.
Dan Palmquist, CIO, Vice President, Asset Management
Dan joined Globe Corporation as Vice President of Asset Management in 2008. Previously, Dan wa s a Senior Vice President in Northern Trust Company’s Wealth Management Group, as part of its Investment Consulting Services Division. In this position, he managed professional multi-manager investment programs for Northern Trust’s Wealth Management clients, including the development of investment policies, asset allocation studies, due diligence on investment management firms, and ongoing monitoring of investment programs. Prior to Northern Trust, Dan was a senior consultant and member of the Management Committee of the investment-consulting firm J.H. Ellwood & Associates in Chicago.
Dan serves as Chair of the Pension Board and Investment Committee of the Evangelical Covenant Church and is the past President of the North Park Alumni Association.
Dan graduated magna cum laude with a B.A. in Business Administration from North Park University in Chicago, as well as an M.B.A. with honors from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management with concentrations in both Finance and Marketing.
James Rumbaugh, Vice President, In-House Legal Counsel
Jim has served as Vice President and in-house legal counsel for Globe Corporation and Vice President of Globe Management Co., d/b/a Globe Property Management Co., since 2001. He’s a member of the Illinois State Bar and American Bar Associations and also is registered with ARDC.
Jim was previously counsel to Trustees of CMD (Industrial Real Estate Development of the Prince Family in Chicago) from 1963–1987, in addition to real estate counsel in the Chicago area.
Jim has worked on projects in Tempe, Arizona, Sacramento and Newhall, California, Durham, North Carolina, and Eleuthera, Bahamas. He also has been a legal and business advisor to various family businesses including: Union Stock Yards, Continental Freezers, International Amphitheater, and farms in the Bahamas and Florida.
In addition to working in banking and real estate in Illinois, Jim formed R.A. Realty, Inc. in 1998 with his partner, and in 2001, Globe purchased the assets of R.A. Realty and Jim came to work for Globe Corporation and Globe Management Co.
Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois and received his undergraduate degree from Roosevelt University and his law degree from University of Chicago.
Farrah Whitworth, Vice President, Tax Services
Farrah began her career in the Federal Business Tax group of Arthur Andersen LLP. While at Andersen, her client focus was closely held businesses and their owners. After Andersen, she joined the local CPA boutique firm of Gaughan & Nahom PLC, narrowing her focus to closely held businesses in the real estate industry.
Farrah joined the Globe team in January 2003 as a Tax Associate. She currently serves as Vice President, Tax Services.
Farrah holds a Master of Taxation degree from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Arizona.