Judith L. Otter | Executive Director
Judith Otter is Executive Director of the Gary Sinise Foundation (GSF) and has worked with Mr. Sinise since September, 2009. Prior to the Foundations’s formal launch, in June, 2011, Judith oversaw the full range of organizational, legal, financial and administrative requirements establishing GSF, and currently manages its ongoing operations.
Over the past 25 years, prior to joining Mr. Sinise, Judith held a variety of senior level positions at leading financial institutions and board positions at philanthropic organizations. For 10 years prior to joining GSF, Judith was a Vice President at American Home Mortgage and Washington Mutual and Managing Broker at Manhattan Mortgage Company in Southampton and East Hampton, New York. Her responsibilities included managing those offices with full P&L responsibility, recruiting and training staff, originating and/or placing loans, credit review, marketing and advertising. Prior to moving into the mortgage origination business, Judith spent 9 years in commercial and investment banking at Oppenheimer & Co., Ensign Bank and the Tribeca Group where she advanced from an assistant to a senior money manager to Senior Vice President with responsibilities for a wide range of administrative oversight and real estate leasing responsibilities including the leasing of over 100 commercial properties. Judith also served as Executive Director at Dances Patrelle, a professional Ballet company. A former professional ballet dancer herself, Judith, was educated at the Julliard School in New York earned a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts. Following her graduation from Julliard, Judith spent 4 years as a professional ballerina.