Christopher “CJ” Gross is a TEDx Speaker and founder of Ascension Worldwide, a firm dedicated to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training and consulting based in the Washington, D.C. area. CJ has 20 years of experience as an international organizational development consultant specializing in leadership development and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
He also serves as a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Master Faculty for the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Center for Innovation and Business Management, Adjunct Faculty for the Community College of Baltimore County.
After receiving multiple awards for employee development ideas as a mechanical designer at General Electric, CJ merged his engineering skills with his innate understanding of people, offering professional coaching and staff development to companies in need of improved performance and effectiveness.
CJ holds a B.A. degree in Organizational Management from Ashford University through the Forbes Entrepreneurship Scholarship and a M.A. degree in Strategic Leadership from St. Bonaventure University.
Board member since 2023