Colonel Robert Gordon, USA, Ret., joined AVID’s Board of Directors in 2018. He is the Chief Growth Officer of SBG Technology Solutions, a technology and services company that delivers best-in-class solutions for customers that govern modernization, optimize operations and secure vital IT infrastructure. He has extensive senior management and cross-sector experience in the military, government, technology, and nonprofit sectors. He is the former president of Be the Change, Inc., a social impact organization that creates and manages national issue-based campaigns. He was also a senior executive at two high tech companies, and former senior vice president and chief people and program officer at City Year. In 2010, Mr. Gordon was appointed the deputy undersecretary of defense for military community and family policy, where he was responsible for defense-wide policy, program execution, and oversight of more than $20 billion of the Defense Department’s worldwide community and family programs and initiatives. He was awarded the selective Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service, the second highest award presented by the Secretary of Defense to non-career Federal employees, private citizens, and foreign nationals. He is a retired U.S. Army colonel who completed a 26-year career in the Army.
Mr. Gordon serves on the boards of the Service Year Alliance, Grab the Torch, the advisory board of Blue Star Families and the advisory council of Princeton’s School of Public and International Affairs. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a Masters of Public Affairs from Princeton University.