The Olin Business School has lost a very special friend. Gregory A. Fox, MBA’90, a business executive and St. Louis community leader, died peacefully on Tuesday, February 16, 2016, after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer.
Born and raised in St. Louis, Greg earned his B.A. at the University of Colorado and later returned to St. Louis to attend Olin. While at Olin, Fox learned about the importance of teamwork; a fundamental value that drove his successful career.
“I learned that a team can be more than the sum of its parts, that if you have the right strategy and focus, and if you pull on the strengths of each different team member, you can accomplish far more than you would have thought possible.” Fox was forever grateful for his Olin experience and for the opportunity to work with mentors such as Dean Bob Virgil and Professor Dean Kropp.
Greg spent nearly 30 years at Harbour Group, the operating company founded by his father. He held the position of Group President, responsible for several of the company’s lines of business, after working in a number of management positions within the company.
Greg loved his work, not only because it was constantly changing but also because it gave him the opportunity to work with different management teams. He enjoyed being part of a team and said, “…working with people is one of the most satisfying aspects of my career.”
In 2011, Greg was presented with Olin’s Distinguished Alumni Award and throughout his life remained engaged with the Olin Business School and Washington University.
He will be greatly missed by all of his friends at Olin and by all who knew and loved him.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor’s choice or to The Foundation of Barnes-Jewish Hospital, earmarked to The Fox Family Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. The Foundation’s address is 1001 Highlands Plaza Drive West, Suite 140, St. Louis, MO 63110.
Top image: Greg Fox with his family at the Olin Distinguished Alumni Awards Dinner in 2011.