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Mr. Gillums is a retired U.S. Marine officer and former senior executive at Paralyzed Veterans of America and AMVETS, two of the largest congressionally-chartered veteran service organizations in the country. For 17 years, he has fought to remove barriers to timely access to quality care and worked to reduce unemployment and suicide among the nation’s most vulnerable veterans, as well as military families and caregivers.
He has testified on Capitol Hill, engaged the White House on a host of issues and appeared on major networks such as CNN, Fox News, NPR and C-SPAN as an influential voice on policy and government accountability. He was selected by HillVets as among the 100 Most Influential Persons in 2016 and one of the Mighty 25 Military Influencers by “We Are The Mighty” in 2020.
He holds a graduate degree from the University of San Diego School of Business Administration and completed his executive education at Harvard Business School.