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James C. Goss
MBA, Finance and Accountancy Alumnus
VP & Senior Research Analyst, Barrington Research Associates, Inc.

James C. Goss is a vice president and senior research analyst with Barrington Research Associates, Inc. and Barrington Asset Management, Inc. He has more than 30 years of experience in the investment industry, and for the past two decades has focused on media and entertainment industries.

Goss is a two-time winner of The Wall Street Journal’s “Best on the Street” analyst survey, once in Cable & Broadcasting and once in Entertainment. He is frequently quoted in national news outlets such as The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, USA TODAY, and others. He also appears on business broadcasts such as CNBC, Bloomberg and Chicago’s all news radio station, WBBM-AM.

Of all his accomplishments, Goss says he is most proud of the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation he holds and his role as past president of the CFA Society of Chicago. The credential is an internationally recognized standard for evaluating the competence and integrity of investment professionals.

“CFA can be thought of as a measure of an investment professional, and involves intense testing over several years,” Goss said. He is still active in the CFA Institute and its local affiliate, the Chicago CFA Society, and also serves on its Leadership Council.

Goss is a University of Illinois Alumni Association life member, and was a member of the inaugural MBA Alumni Board. He is currently a member of the College of Business Alumni Board, serving on its executive committee.

The almost 50,000 alumni of the College of Business are leaders of companies and organizations around the globe. These loyal Illini form a network of professional and personal contacts for current students and fellow graduates. The College regularly brings alumni and students together for professional development and social gatherings on and off campus.

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