USO President and Chief Executive Officer
Sloan D. Gibson was elected by the USO World Board of Governors to become the 22nd President and Chief Executive Officer of the United Service Organizations (USO), effective September 1, 2008.
The USO was founded in 1941 by President Franklin Roosevelt to integrate the efforts of multiple agencies supporting U.S. troops in World War II, and has been lifting the spirits of our service men and women ever since. Today, the USO operates more than 130 centers around the world, and provides an array of services supporting service members and their families.
Prior to joining the USO Gibson spent more than 20 years in banking in Charlotte, N.C.; Atlanta, Ga.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Birmingham, Ala. In 2004, he retired from AmSouth Bancorporation, a New York Stock Exchange traded corporation, where he was serving as Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure as CFO, AmSouth was added to the S&P 500. Gibson also has a long history of service and leadership with a variety of not-for-profit organizations. In 2002, he chaired the United Way campaign in Central Alabama, which raised more than $30 million.
Gibson is a 1975 graduate of the United States Military Academy at West Point. He earned both Airborne and Ranger qualifications and served as an infantry officer in the U.S. Army. He earned a Masters in Economics from the University of Missouri in Kansas City and a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.
Gibson and his wife, Margaret are the parents of two grown daughters.