Gary Ayers

Gary served 24 years in the U.S. Navy and retired as a Commander in 2005 after serving as the Executive Officer of Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division. He then joined Science Applications International Corporation as a Project Officer and was promoted to Business Development Manager. He worked at SAIC for over nine years helping to win and execute federal government contracts in excess of over $600 million dollars. Currently, He is working part time at the South Central ISBDC as a Business Advisor while also in the doctoral program at Oakland City University pursuing his Educational Doctorate degree in Organizational Management. Other degrees held by Mr. Ayers include: • Associate of Science in Pre-Engineering from Jackson State Community College, Jackson, Tennessee • Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Lambuth University, Jackson, Tennessee • Master of Science in Physics from Naval Post Graduate School, Monterey, California • Master of Science in Management from Oakland City University Oakland City, Indiana