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Bert Atwater Getz

Bert Atwater Getz, American investment company executive.


  • Getz, Bert Atwater was born on May 7, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of George Fulmer Junior and Olive Cox (Atwater) Getz.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Business Administration, University Michigan, 1959.


    • Vice president Globe Corporation, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1960-1974, president, board directors, since 1974, Chief Executive Officer, since 1992. Board directors Bank of America, Illinois, Dean Foods Company, Franklin Park, Illinois, Ameritas Life Insurance Corporation, Lincoln, board trustees, Mayo Foundation, Rochester (chairman 2002-2006), director and president Globe Foundation, Arthur R. Merch Foundation.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Episcopalian


    Board directors Western Golf Association, Golf, Illinois, Indiana University Foundation, Bloomington, National History Fire Foundation. Chairman board governors Merit Club, Libertyville, Illinois. Trustee Lawrenceville School, since 1972, president board directors 1984-1990, trustee emeritus, 1990.

    Trustee Arizona Community Foundation, Phoenix, since 1978, chairman board directors, 1981-1989, chairman emeritus, 1989. Member Phoenix Thunderbirds, Paradise Valley Country Club, John Gardiners Tennis Ranch, Merit Club, Sigma Chi, Theta Theta.



    Tennis, golf.


    • Married Sandra Maclean, July 17, 1958. Children: Lynn Getz, George F., Bert A. Junior.
    • father: George Fulmer Getz Junior
    • mother: Olive Cox (Atwater) Getz
    • spouse: Sandra Maclean
    • children: Lynn Getz
    • George F. Getz
    • Bert A. Junior Getz
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    • 1959
      University Michigan
    • 1960 - 1974
      Vice president, Globe Corporation
      Scottsdale, Arizona, United States