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educator , lawyer , aerospace executive

Jon Groetzinger,, American lawyer, pharmaceutical, aerospace executive educator. Bar: New Hampshire 1974, New York 1980, Massachusetts 1980, Florida 1982, Maryland 1985, Ohio 1991, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.


Groetzinger,, Jon was born on February 12, 1949 in New York City. Son of Jon M. and Elinor Groetzinger.


Middlebury College (Bachelor of Arts, magna cum laude, 1971). Cornell University (Juris Doctor, with Specialization in International Legal Affairs. Phi Beta Kappa.


Associate McLane, Graf, Greene, Raulerson and Middleton, P.A., Manchester, New Hampshire, 1974-1976. Private practice New Hampshire, Boston, 1977-1981. Chief international counsel Martin Marietta Corporation, Bethesda, Maryland, 1981-1988.

President, executive vice president Martin Marietta Overseas Corporation, 1984-1988. Senior vice president, general counsel, corporation secretary American Greetings Corporation, Cleveland, 1988—2003. Chief Executive Officer, president LifePill, 2004—2008.

Visiting professor law Case Western Reserve School Law, since 2007. Visiting professor business University Akron College Business Administrn., 2007. Attorney John A. Gray Law Offices, Boston, 1978-1981.

Chairman international advisory board Case Western Reserve University Law School, since 1995. United States National director, 2008-2010, clinical legal program director, since 2010. Executive community director since 2008.

Board member Canada-United States Law Institute, since 1995, associate director Case Abroad At House, since 2007.


  • Bar: New Hampshire 1974, New York 1980, Massachusetts 1980, Florida 1982, Maryland 1985, Ohio 1991, Supreme Court of the United States Court 1980.


  • Other Work

    • "The New GATT Code and the International Harmonization of Product Standards," 8 Cornell International Law Journal 1968, 1975. "Breach of the Warranty Covenants in Deeds and the Allowable Measure of Damages," 17 New Hampshire Bar Journal 1, 1975. Member, Board of Overseers, since 1984, Member, Board of Trustees, 19731975, Member, Alumni Association, 1975-1976, Middlebury College.

      Member, International Advisory Board of American University, Washington College of Law, since 1984.


Trustee Middlebury (Vermont) College, 1974—1976, board overseers, since 1977. Board directors Cleveland Council on World Affairs, 1992—1998, since 2000, vice chairman, 2002—2006, chairman strategic planning committee, 2000—2002, executive committee, 2000—2005, trustee, 1992—1996, 1998—2005, The Conference Boards Council Chief Legal Officers, 1996—2003, membership chairman, 1997—1998, program chair, 1999—2000, council chairman, 2000—2002. Chairman, president Greater Cleveland General Counsel Association, 2001—2004.

Board directors Lake Erie College, 2002—2007, vice chairman, 2005—2006, chairman board, 2006—2007. Member American Bar Association, New Hampshire Bar Association, Florida Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association, Cleveland Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, American Society Corporation Secretaries (secretary Ohio chapter since 1995, vice president 1996-1997, president 1997-1998, advisory committee 1998-2006), Society of Benchers, Phi Beta Kappa.


Married Carol Marie O'Connor, January 24, 1981. 3 children.

Jon M.

Elinor Groetzinger

Carol Marie O'Connor