Gordon comes to Hirsch with broad, diverse skills and recognition working for non-profits and for-profits in North Carolina and New York City. His Board Member service is prefaced by his two-year continuing engagement as a member of the Hirsch Development Committee. He graduated from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, with a BA in journalism. In New York City, he spent much of his professional career in the for-profit sector, including executive and managerial positions at major companies, in areas including, advertising, marketing, corporate communications, public relations and sales. He worked for a diverse group of clients including Merrill Lynch, Avis, Pulte Homes, American International Group, the Walt Disney Company, and the Washington Post Company. He also ran the national United Way campaign in conjunction with the National Football League. After moving back to North Carolina, he developed a passion for non-profits, serving as Executive Director of the Southeast Center for Contemporary Art (SECCA) in Winston-Salem and on numerous Boards state-wide including the Ackland Museum Local Advisor Board and SECU Family House in Chapel Hill, Greensboro's Triad Stage Advisory Board, and in Winston-Salem, the Symphony, Arts Forever Foundation Board, Piedmont Opera, and the Reynolda House Museum of American Art (Docent Board). He lives in Fearington Village, Pittsboro, NC with Nancy, his wife of 41 years.