Globe Corporation Directors

Bert A. Getz
Director and Chairman Emeritus

Part of our vision is to encourage new thinking and inspire the human spirit. This helps us stay agile and creative in our approach.

Bert recently was elected Chairman Emeritus and remains 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 also serves on the Board of Rodel Foundation. 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.

George F. Getz
Chairman of the Board, Director, President, and Co-CEO

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.

George was recently elected Chairman of the Board of Globe Corporation. He remains President, co-CEO, and Director. He also serves as Chairman and President of Globe Financial Corporation and Globe Management Company. George also serves as Chairman, Director and Secretary of Globe Foundation and Chairman and President of the National Historical Fire Foundation, as well as Vice Chairman, Asst. Secretary, and Treasurer of The Merit Club.

He is involved with many community organizations, such as: Executive Committee Member of The Arizona Diamondbacks,  he was formally on the Board of Directors and Past Chairman for Xavier College Preparatory, Past Chairman and Director of Harris Bank, NA, Past Chairman and formerly on the board of Junior Golf Association of Arizona, Past Chairman and currently on the Board of Phoenix Children’s Hospital, and currently on the Board of USC Marshall School of Business and The Paradise Valley Mountain Preserve Trust. He also serves as Honorary Trustee of Avon Old Farms School and Honorary Commander 309 Squadron, Luke Air Force Base.

George has always been active in the community, including his memberships in the Scottsdale Charros Young Presidents’ Organization and World Presidents’ Organization, Chief Executive Officer’s Organization, and the Arizona Alliance for Golf.

Born in Chicago, George currently resides in Paradise Valley Arizona. He earned his B.B.A. degree from the University of Southern California.

Bert A. Getz Jr.
Vice Chairman, Director, Chairman of the Investment Committee and Co-CEO

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.

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.

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.

William V. Andrew, Ph.D.
Director

Bill joined Globe Corporation and Globe Foundation as a Director in 2018 and has been a Director of Globe Trust Company since 2013.

Dr. Andrew is a private investor, philanthropist and producer. He is currently co-founder and co-manager of Ocean Blue Entertainment, co-founder and Director of the Andrew Family Foundation, co-founder and president of the AFC Public Foundation, President of Andrew Trust Company, co-founder and chair emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Summit School of Ahwatukee, a limited partner and current member of the Executive Committee of the Arizona Diamondbacks, a Trustee at The College of Wooster and an Advisory Board member of Black Pearl Mail and TFO Phoenix. Born and raised in Chicago, Dr. Andrew earned his B.A. from the College of Wooster in 1985 and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University in 1990 and 1996, respectively. From 1985 through 1995 he worked in various engineering capacities for Andrew Corporation, AG Communication Systems, Orbital Sciences and Arizona State University.

Globe Corporation Officers

Michael J. Olsen
CFO, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary

Since 2001, Mike has served as Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary for Globe Corporation and Subsidiaries. He also serves as Treasurer of Globe Trust Company, a Nevada-based Regulated Private Trust Company (“PTC”).  Mike’s role at Globe is diverse and he spends the majority of his time on Globe’s real estate and other investment activities.  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 was a long-time 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, serves as an advisor to the ASU Foundation Investment Committee and actively assists in activities related to ASU’s Sun Angel Foundation, currently serving as Treasurer.  Mike is also on the Arizona Chapter board of the NAIOP Commercial Real Estate Development Association.

Farrah Whitworth
Senior Vice President, Taxation and Trust Operations, COO, Globe Trust Company,

Farrah joined Globe Corporation and the Getz family office in January 2003 as a tax compliance associate. Farrah currently serves as Senior Vice President, Tax Services of Globe Corporation, Chief Operating Officer of Globe Trust Company, LLC. Prior to Globe, she worked at Arthur Andersen, LLP.

Farrah is a Certified Public Accountant. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Arizona, Master of Taxation and Master of Arts in Communication (2024) from Arizona State University.

While Farrah is extremely proud of her accomplishments at Globe, she is most proud of the title of Mom to an amazing young man. An Eagle Scout who loves the family pugs, he’s studying Accounting and Finance at Arizona State University.

Dan Palmquist
CIO, Vice President, Asset Management

Dan joined Globe Corporation as Vice President of Asset Management in 2008. Previously, Dan was 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.

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
Senior 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.

Maria A. Castricone
Vice President, Investments and Relationship Management

Maria joined Globe in November 2019 and is currently Vice President for Investments and Relationship Management.   She is a member of the Investment Committee.

Prior to joining Globe Maria spent 19 years at the Northern Trust Company.  During this tenure Maria served 10 years as a Senior Relationship Manager in the Global Family Office segment overseeing all facets of multiple Family Office clients.  Maria then went on to manage the Wealth Management Technology Consulting team, initially focused in the Family Office space.  This team oversaw the technology needs for the most sophisticated and tech savvy Wealth clients bringing the breadth of Northern Trust solutions forth for seamless integration into the client’s workflow.  This role expanded to include all Wealth Management segments, Corporate & Institutional clients as well as third party consultants.

Prior to joining Northern Trust Maria worked at JP Morgan Chase.  During her tenure Maria held various roles including Wealth Strategist, Director of Home Equity Sales and Call Center Management.

Maria’s passion is in serving clients.  She strives to understand their unique needs then seeks optimal solutions to deliver service excellence.

Maria holds a Bachelor of Science Degree from Northern Illinois University.  She is a member of the Financial Planning Association, retains an Insurance license in Life and Health, Completed the CFP coursework and Cannon Trust School I.

Amanda Dawson
Vice President, Human Resources and Administration.

Amanda joined Globe Corporation as a Senior Executive Assistant in April 2018, and is currently serving as Vice President of Human Resources and Administration. 

Prior to joining Globe, Amanda’s career focused primarily on Office Management and Administration, Human Resources, and Property & Casualty Insurance. 

Amanda was raised in Bountiful, Utah, but has lived and raised her family in Arizona since 2001. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences from the University of Utah. Amanda holds the SHRM-Certified Professional certification, demonstrating her dedication to staying at the forefront of HR best practices. She is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and is a member of the Greater Phoenix SHRM chapter.

Karen Cardinal
Vice President, Real Estate

Karen began working in real estate as a Customer Service Representative for a Design/Build firm in Charleston, SC. after graduating college in 1992 from Barat College in Lake Forest, Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business and Psychology.

After returning to Illinois in 1996, Karen began working for Globe Corporation in 1997 at Globe’s home building subsidiary in the Sales and Marketing department at The Reserve at the Merit Club.  She worked with clients throughout the process of purchasing and building their semi-custom and custom homes located adjacent to the Merit Club Golf Course in Libertyville, Illinois.

In 2001, she transferred into commercial real estate when joining Globe Property Management Co. and has worked as a Property Manager for several years managing industrial and office properties as well as property owners associations within industrial parks for third party clients.

Karen maintains an Illinois Managing Brokers License and is a member of the BOMA Suburban Chicago.

Dawn M. Still
Vice President, Property Management

Dawn’s real estate experience encompasses over 20 years of overseeing and managing properties.  Dawn began her real estate career in Retail Property Management at the corporate office of a major retail company managing 250 retail stores in 1995. She then went to work for a Commercial Property Management company based out of Chicago where she managed a Class A property with a high-rise and several out parcel office buildings as well as two restaurants.  Dawn began working for Globe Corporation in 2005 and is currently Vice President, Property Management for the Arizona real estate portfolio which includes multi-tenant commercial offices and light industrial buildings.

Dawn has her Arizona Real Estate License and has been a member of the Greater Phoenix Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) since 2000 as well as haven taken several continuing education courses through this nationally recognized association. She is also a member of the Institute of Real Estate Management (IREM), National Association for Female Executives (nafe), and Arizona Commercial Real Estate for Women (AZCREW).