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Ray Sands

Ray joined the Gary Sinise Foundation in September 2019 as the Director of Chapter Development. He is responsible for all aspects of chapter development that will launch in 2020 within specific regions of the country. Regional chapters will help to support the mission of the Gary Sinise Foundation at a regional and local level and will help to spread the message of relief and assistance to those in need nationwide.

After graduating from the United States Air Force Academy, Ray proudly served as a Weapons Systems Officer in the RF-4C aircraft with assignments stateside and in Europe. After his military career, he worked in the financial markets as a registered securities representative, both in retail and commercial markets, specializing in new business development. Throughout Ray’s 25-year business development career, he has built powerful relationships and partnerships with Fortune 500 companies within real estate, insurance, media, higher education, non-profit fundraising and start-up entities.

Ray currently serves as the Chairman of the Air Force Space and Missile Museum Foundation at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida and has held this position since 2017. He actively supports the Orlando Mayor’s Veterans Advisory Council and serves as a Corporate Liaison to the Air Force Association Orlando, Florida Chapter.

Inspired by Gary’s tireless efforts supporting our veterans and first responders and Ray’s family serving 88 years of active duty service to our nation, he joined the foundation to give back to all those who serve and sacrifice for our country to preserve our precious freedoms.