Aaron Cross

Profile Updated: January 21, 2009
Aaron Cross
Residing In: Houston, TX USA
Occupation: Retired from IBM
Children: Lara Luanne Cross, born 1974, now teaching physics at the Kinkaid Upper School
Allyson Warner Cross, More…born 1980, now an advertising/public relations exec in Fort Worth
Military Service: Army
Yes! Attending Reunion

Went to OU my freshman year, but had to transfer quickly lest my extracurricular activities might lead me to flunking out of school But graduated from TCU with honors. Grad school, Masters of Science in Foreign Service degree from Georgetown in Wash, DC.

After brief stint in Army, worked briefly for White House (not as impressive as it sounds, because I just helped computerize mailing lists and wrote a couple of position papers on the environment and on national security). Left to work for IBM, where I helped set up their lobbying ofice in DC. At time of retirement, was their senior lobbyist on international trade and national security and internet security issues. IBM was good to me -- led me to live abroad 4 times (Brussels, Paris, Hong Kong and Beijing) and traveled to over 80 countries on business/pleasure.

Retired in 2002 and moved back to my favorite city, Houston. Spend my time now on perfecting my golf game - lol - playing golf almost every day at Northgate Country Club in Spring. Also am finishing work on writing The Great American Novel and doing community work.

School Story:

Oh, favorite memories -- too many to mention. Remember rushing for classes? How about the pep rallies in the auditorium? Or burgers at the Chuck Wagon and subs at Doyle's Delicatessen? Or the Friday Night Lights at Delmar, seeing which guy bought his date the biggest corsage? Or going to Houston's after the game to get those terrific ice cream dishes? Or traveling with the debate team? Or watching Steve Jones getting in trouble with Joe Tusa during an assembly for using the word "diaphragm", referring to his microphone? Or getting out of school to go watch the Go Texan parade, when we were really going down to the Majestic to watch that new British guy named Sean Connery as 007?

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