Gary Sinise Foundation

John D. Heubusch

John D. Heubusch

John Heubusch joined the board in October 2018. He is the Executive Director of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute, the sole nonprofit organization founded by President Reagan to preserve and promote his legacy.

Prior to his role as Executive Director, John served as the COO of Avalon Capital Group, Inc., a wholly owned private investment company with over $2 billion in assets and diverse interests in technology, energy, finance and entertainment. Before joining Avalon, John was the Chief Administrative Officer of Gateway, Inc., the Fortune 500 computer icon. Previous to his work with Gateway, John was the Executive Director of the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) during the 1995-1996 election cycle. Under John’s leadership, two more seats were added to the Republican column in the Senate, bringing the number to 55. Prior to his appointment to the NRSC, he served Elizabeth Dole as the Vice President of Communications for the American Red Cross, as well as her Chief of Staff when she was Secretary of Labor from 1989 to 1991. John also worked on Capitol Hill and was chief of staff for Representative Denny Smith (R-OR) and an associate staff member of the House Budget Committee from 1981-1988. John began his career in 1980 working in the Pentagon as a research analyst in the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

“I believe in the mission of the Gary Sinise Foundation and would follow Gary to the ends of the earth in support of it. People of Gary’s caliber come around once in a lifetime. It’s an honor and privilege for me to do whatever I can to support his efforts on behalf of our brave men and women who wear the uniform of our military and first responders.”

– John D. Heubusch