Tootsie Roll Industries.
In 2015, Ellen Gordon was elected Chairperson and CEO of Tootsie Roll Industries. Melvin Gordon, her late husband, and she built Tootsie Roll Industries into one of America’s largest candy manufacturers. They have operations across North America, as well as distribution channels in over 75 countries. Ellen joined Tootsie Roll as vice president of product and senior vice president, president and COO in 1968. Before taking on her current responsibilities, she was also the vice president of product and marketing development. CPC International, HDI Investment Corp. and the National Confectioners Association have been her trustees. She also served on the board of CPC International’s Kellogg School of Management Global Advisory Board as well as Unilever Bestfoods. Ellen R. Gordon was a founder, former president and former chair of the Committee of 200. Gordon is a dedicated philanthropist who has supported institutions that promote education, health care, and human services. Brandeis awarded her a BA in Russian literature and language. Year of her appointment: 2015
Ellen Gordon Net Worth:
Ellen Gordon, an American businesswoman, has a net worth $1 billion. Ellen Gordon is most well-known for her role as Tootsie Roll Industries’ Chairman and CEO. After Melvin Gordon died, she took over. Ellen has been Tootsie Roll’s Director since 1969. She is also President of Cambridge Brands Manufacturing, Inc., and C G C Corporation. Gordon is Vice President of HDI Investment Corp, and a Director at Unilever Bestfoods. Gordon was a graduate of Harvard University and Brandeis University. He married Melvin Gordon in 1950. They had four children together. Ellen’s mother purchased shares in the company, and held a controlling stake by the 1930s. Gordon began working at Tootsie Roll as a janitor in 1968. In 1974, she was vice-president for product development, 1976 senior vice-president, 1978 President, and Chief Operating Officer in 1978.