Senior Vice-President, Corporate Development
Gary Leo is a seasoned senior management professional with a proven track-record in institutional development for major philanthropic organizations in education, healthcare and social services. Leo brings broad experience in successful implementation of development strategies, board and staff training, and noteworthy organizational advancement in the health sector.
Over the years, Leo has created and implemented novel strategic plans that raised over $500 million, personally managed and administered hundreds of organizational development and communications professionals, program planners and executive personnel in directing comprehensive programs and services for major national and international health, welfare and educational institutions.
A nationally recognized management and development executive, Leo most recently served as president and chief executive officer of The ALS Association, the nation’s preeminent organization in the fight against Lou Gehrig’s disease. Prior to joining The ALS Association, Leo was senior vice president for development at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, the largest non-profit acute care academic medical center in the western United States. Prior to his work at Cedars-Sinai, Leo served as national vice president director and executive director of the Western Region of the American Society for Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Israel’s oldest university and primary educator of engineers, scientists and medical professionals.
Leo holds a master’s degree in social work administration from Rutgers University in New Jersey, a master’s degree in educational administration from New York University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from Queens College in New York.