Gary is a lifelong resident of Louisville and is a graduate of St. Xavier High School and the University of Kentucky.
After a 10-year stint as a banker where he was a Vice President in Corporate Banking at Liberty National Bank (now Chase), he became President of the Louisville Bats in 1993. He is very active in the community and serves or previously served on many board of directors including The Convention and Visitors Bureau – previous Chairman of the Board, St. Xavier high School – Chairman of the Board, Louisville Sports Commission – previous Chairman of the Board, Better Business Bureau – previous Chairman of the Board, Boy Scouts, Bellarmine University Board of Trustees, the Louisville Community Foundation, Metro United Way, Salvation Army, Children’s Hospital Foundation, Main Street Associates, Friends of the Waterfront and others. Hobbies include golf and running (previously completed 25 straight Derby Festival mini-marathons). Gary and his wife Leslye have 3 children, Conrad, Olivia, and Clark.