Gary joined OTF in March 2023 as Chief Operating Officer. As COO, Gary is responsible for oversight of all day-to-day operational, compliance, financial, and administrative functions of the organization.
Gary has enjoyed a varied career in nonprofit management spanning the domains of finance, information technology, human resources, and operations, most recently as Deputy Executive Director of the Association of Research Libraries where he was responsible for oversight of all financial, information technology, human resource, and business matters in addition to the operationalization of the organization’s annual action plan. Earlier in his tenure with ARL, he served as Director of Information Technology where he led the modernization of internal business systems, and as Technical Operations Manager for Statistics and Measurement where he oversaw the re-development of systems that provide a variety of assessment tools used by over 1,300 academic libraries worldwide.
Previously, Gary served as Manager of Development Operations at the National Park Foundation where he was instrumental in the re-engineering and improvement of processes surrounding its fundraising practices. He also served as a fundraising systems consultant at Blackbaud Inc. where he helped improve information systems and business processes surrounding donor cultivation and solicitation for clients throughout North America, and as Director of Operations at the Merit School of Music where he oversaw the $3.7 million renovation of the school’s permanent home in the west loop of Chicago.
Gary graduated from the University of Baltimore with an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management, from DePaul University with an MS in Information Systems, and from the University of Rochester’s Eastman School of Music with a BM in vocal performance. He also earned the Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) and was selected as part of the 2019–2021 class of ASAE’s Diversity Executive Leadership Program (DELP).