Gail Dane Gomberg Propp

Title: Retired – Computer Consulting Company Executive

Location: New York, New York, United States

Gail Propp, Retired Computer Consulting Company Executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business.

Ms. Propp originally wanted to be a judge and liked the idea of working in family court and helping children.  She first wanted to do that in the 6th grade. While she began working toward that goal, she met with her advisor in college who was the chairman of the economic counsel of advisors to President Eisenhower. After learning more about the computing field, Ms. Propp decided to pursue a career as a security analyst. Against all odds, she found a computing programming test and was told she wouldn’t pass because she didn’t have a background in mathematics like all the other men taking the test. Out of the 30 people that took the test that day, she was the only one that passed. She began working as an instructor and programmer for IBM Corp. in 1965 and a year later joined the R.S. Topas Co. as a systems and programmer analyst, thus, marking the beginning of her career in computer programming.

In 1967, Ms. Propp joined Abercrombie & Fitch Co. as the Director of System and Programming and in 1969 was made the Director of Corporate Data Processing at the company. From 1977 to 2000, she provided her skills and expertise as the President of Met Data Systems. She simultaneously founded and became the president of Datatype International Inc. in 1982, which she also remained involved with until 2000. Furthermore, Ms. Propp served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer of Slim-Fast Foods Co. from 1993 to 2002. She has published work in Computer World and numerous articles and professional journals. Ms. Propp was chosen as one of the 50 Outstanding Women in Computing in 1995 and has been honored by Keren Or in her career.

Throughout her career, Ms. Propp has exceeded in civic roles which include being the founding board member of Eye to Eye and Sharsheret. She has also sat on the boards of Brown Hillel, The Jewish Week, the Open University of Israel, Bar Ilan University, the American Friends of Bar Ilan University, Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Stand With Us and the Ramaz School. She has maintained professional affiliation with the Photograph Historic Society, the Association Institute of Certified Systems Profiles, the Association of Systems Management, the Data Processing Management Association, the Women Information Processing and the International Council of Computers Education.

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