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North America - USA Co-Regional Director

MEET GARY BLACKARD

Gary joined the Adult & Teen Challenge USA National Board of Directors in 2014, becoming the Chairman in 2017. His extensive leadership experience at a national level helped to prepare him for his current role as president of Adult & Teen Challenge USA.

He has leadership experience in multiple industries including healthcare, education and finance. His clients have included Kaiser Permanente, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Phoenix Behavioral Health, IBM, Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and Verizon.

Previously, he served as vice president at Xerox corporation where he led global teams as large as 700 employees. Most recently, he served as the vice president, strategy & innovation and chief information officer for Evangel University in Springfield, Missouri.

Gary and his wife, Debbie, reside in Springfield, Missouri.