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THE GATES FOUNDATION - ROSS COUNTY SCHOLAR'S FUND

Larry A. Gates Fact Sheet

After joining Philip Morris Companies Inc. in 1967, he ascended to the position of senior vice president for human resources and administration before retiring in 1998.

From 1978 to 1989 while working for Kraft USA, a principal operating company owned by Philip Morris Companies, Inc., he held the positions of director of human resources-international, director of management and organization development and vice president and director of personnel.

In 1989, he was hired as vice president for human resources-Europe for Kraft International, based in Munich, Germany.

In 1991, he was promoted to vice president of human resources for Philip Morris International Inc.

He is a former board member of the Chillicothe Education Foundation and the Cavalier Endowment and is a former president of the Chillicothe High School Alumni Association.

He is a partner in Sunrush Enterprises, L.L.C. and was a member of the board of directors for Horizon Telcom Inc. and Subsidiaries.

He retired from Philip Morris Companies Inc. in 1998 after 31 years of service.

He graduated from Northeastern State (Okla.) University with a bachelor's degree in business administration in 1964.

Larry A. Gates is a native of Chillicothe, Ohio, and graduated from Chillicothe High School in 1956.

He and his wife, Mary, have two daughters, Nicole McLaughlin and Michelle Bertagnoli.

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