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Ralph G. Moore

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Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Business Consultant
Business Consulting Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
We're All In This Together.

Birthplace

Born:
7/4/1949
Birth Location:
Evanston, Illinois

Profession

Category:
BusinessMakers
Occupation(s):
Business Consultant
Business Consulting Chief Executive

Favorites

Favorite Color:
Blue
Favorite Food:
Salmon
Favorite Time of Year:
Spring
Favorite Vacation Spot:
Bahamas
Favorite Quote:
We're All In This Together.

Birthplace

Born:
7/4/1949
Birth Location:
Evanston
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Biography

Minority business consultant Ralph G. Moore was born in Evanston, Illinois on July 4, 1949. His mother, Alberta, worked in the post office, while his father, William, was a railroad worker. After graduating from Evanston Township High School in 1967, Moore attended Southern Illinois University, where he earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting in 1971. The following year, he was awarded his CPA license.

After earning his bachelor’s degree, Moore took a position with accounting firm Arthur Andersen, where he remained until 1973. From there, he served as vice president for the Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Company and was controller for the Parker House Sausage Company. In 1979, Moore founded Ralph G. Moore & Associates (RGMA). Today, RGMA is one of the premier consulting firms for helping employers to diversify their suppliers. In addition, they consult government agencies with the development and implementation of Affirmative Action programs and help entrepreneurs raise capital.

In addition to his consulting work, Moore serves on the board of directors of several firms. He has also been a contributor to the Harvard Business Review and MBE Magazine. He is also a co-founder and the president of the Alliance of Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs. Since 1994, Moore has served as a trustee of the City Colleges of Chicago, and he is also a trustee of the University of Chicago Hospitals & Health System.

Moore’s numerous awards over the years include “Entrepreneur of the Year” from Inc. Magazine and Enrst & Young and the Governor’s Minority Small Business Advocate of the Year Award from former Illinois Governor George Ryan.

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  • Tape: 1 Story: 2 - Ralph G. Moore lists his favorites
  • Tape: 1 Story: 3 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his maternal family history
  • Tape: 1 Story: 4 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his mother's move north to Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 5 - Ralph G. Moore describes his mother's life in Mississippi
  • Tape: 1 Story: 6 - Ralph G. Moore recalls the lack of family conversation about racism during his childhood visits to Mississippi
  • Tape: 1 Story: 7 - Ralph G. Moore lists his mother's jobs in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 8 - Ralph G. Moore explains his father's reasons for leaving the South
  • Tape: 1 Story: 9 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his father's family background
  • Tape: 1 Story: 10 - Ralph G. Moore recalls stories about his paternal aunt and father
  • Tape: 1 Story: 11 - Ralph G. Moore recalls his earliest childhood memories
  • Tape: 1 Story: 12 - Ralph G. Moore recalls the sights, sounds and smells of his childhood
  • Tape: 1 Story: 13 - Ralph G. Moore describes the racial dynamics of his childhood neighborhood and elementary schools in Evanston, Illinois
  • Tape: 1 Story: 14 - Ralph G. Moore recalls his frustrations with his Evanston Township High School's academic expectations
  • Tape: 2 Story: 1 - Ralph G. Moore describes his personality during the time he attended Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 2 - Ralph G. Moore recalls the impact of his teachers at Evanston Township High School in Evanston, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 3 - Ralph G. Moore comments on the racial and ethnic demographics of Evanston, Illinois in the 1960s
  • Tape: 2 Story: 4 - Ralph G. Moore compares the histories of the African American community and Jewish community
  • Tape: 2 Story: 5 - Ralph G. Moore explains his decision to attend Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 6 - Ralph G. Moore talks about black student body at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 7 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his social activities and interests during his teenage years
  • Tape: 2 Story: 8 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his older brother's influence on his decision to attend Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Tape: 2 Story: 9 - Ralph G. Moore recalls his initial experience at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 1 - Ralph G. Moore recalls challenging an accounting professor at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 2 - Ralph G. Moore recalls his activities as a member of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
  • Tape: 3 Story: 3 - Ralph G. Moore recalls organizing a black arts festival in Marion prison in Marion, Illinois with his fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi
  • Tape: 3 Story: 4 - Ralph G. Moore talks about how he managed to finance his college education at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois
  • Tape: 3 Story: 5 - Ralph G. Moore recalls his initial experiences working at Arthur Andersen
  • Tape: 3 Story: 6 - Ralph G. Moore explains how he was able to advance despite initial discrimination at Arthur Andersen
  • Tape: 3 Story: 7 - Ralph G. Moore recalls leaving the Chicago Board of Trade to work for the Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Company in 1947
  • Tape: 3 Story: 8 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his experience working at Minority Enterprise Small Business Investment Company
  • Tape: 3 Story: 9 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his involvement with various community and business organizations in Chicago, Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 1 - Ralph G. Moore talks about Habilitative Systems, Incorporated
  • Tape: 4 Story: 2 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his trusteeship at the University of Chicago Medical Center
  • Tape: 4 Story: 3 - Ralph G. Moore talks about black accountants in Illinois
  • Tape: 4 Story: 4 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his business, Ralph G. Moore & Associates
  • Tape: 4 Story: 5 - Ralph G. Moore talks about the personal significance of his company's work with baseball
  • Tape: 4 Story: 6 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his daughter's affinity for history
  • Tape: 4 Story: 7 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his relationship with his daughter's mother and becoming a father
  • Tape: 4 Story: 8 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his daughter, pt. 1
  • Tape: 4 Story: 9 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his daughter's influences and aspirations
  • Tape: 4 Story: 10 - Ralph G. Moore talks about Ralph G. Moore & Associates' role in promoting supplier diversity and minority business development
  • Tape: 5 Story: 1 - Ralph G. Moore talks about the National Minority Supplier Development Council
  • Tape: 5 Story: 2 - Ralph G. Moore gives examples of what suppliers do within the business world
  • Tape: 5 Story: 3 - Ralph G. Moore explains the importance of supplier diversity and its implications for minority businesses
  • Tape: 5 Story: 4 - Ralph G. Moore talks about the importance of buying from companies that work with minority vendors
  • Tape: 5 Story: 5 - Ralph G. Moore describes his hopes and concerns for the black community
  • Tape: 5 Story: 6 - Ralph G. Moore talks about racial disparities he encountered at Arthur Andersen and witnesses in corporate America
  • Tape: 5 Story: 7 - Ralph G. Moore reflects on the importance of teaching black youth their history
  • Tape: 5 Story: 8 - Ralph G. Moore talks about the importance of remembering the history of African American struggle
  • Tape: 5 Story: 9 - Ralph G. Moore reflects on opportunities he has been given and his hope for the future
  • Tape: 5 Story: 10 - Ralph G. Moore reflects upon his legacy
  • Tape: 6 Story: 1 - Ralph G. Moore talks about his family's reactions to his accomplishments and his mother's struggle with Alzheimer's disease
  • Tape: 6 Story: 2 - Ralph G. Moore describes how he would like to be remembered
  • Tape: 6 Story: 3 - Ralph G. Moore narrates his photographs, pt. 1
  • Tape: 6 Story: 4 - Ralph G. Moore narrates his photographs, pt. 2