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Gary A. Officer

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Gary A. Officer is the President and CEO at Senior Service America, Inc. Mr. Officer previously served in senior executive positions at the Newseum and the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington DC. From 2006-2013, he served as the President and Chief Executive Officer at Rebuilding Together, Inc., the nation’s largest volunteer-based homeownership preservation non-profit, and fourth largest remodeler. During his tenure, Mr. Officer successfully achieved a seven-fold growth in operating income and created award-winning partnerships with blue-chip corporate brands in support of the organization’s mission.

Mr. Officer has served as President of the National Credit Union Foundation (NCUF), the national foundation supporting credit union development in the United States. During his three-year tenure at NCUF, Mr. Officer successfully grew a $370 million community investment fund that provided grants, loans and, secondary capital, to credit unions and related organizations throughout the United States.

As an affiliate of the Credit Union National Association, National Credit Union Foundation promotes and manages credit union development and consumer savings programs on behalf of CUNA and the US credit union movement. The Foundation also manages the National Development Education Volunteer Program.

Mr. Officer earned a Bachelor of Arts (Hon) Political Science from the Manchester Metropolitan University and a Master of Science MSc (Econ) International Relations from the London School of Economics. In 2012, Officer completed the Advanced Management and Leadership Program (OAMLP) at the Said Business School at Oxford University.