The mission of America Salutes You is to honor and raise awareness of our veterans, service members and their loved ones.
Less than one percent of our population serves to make the world safe for the rest of us.They make many sacrifices, the most important being that they write a blank check, payable to the United States for an amount up to and including their lives. We owe them a huge debt and they have many needs when they return including healthcare, mental health services, housing, education, jobs and finding a career to support their families, legal, financial readiness and much more.
Donations will be raised via text and online fundraising during the broadcast with all funds raised going to the America Salutes You Campaign,
All production costs of America Salutes You have been paid for by for by ticket sales, sponsorships and America Salutes You, LLC. No donations will be used for concert expenses. One hundred percent of all money raised will be granted to nonprofit organizations with programs serving veterans, service members and their families.
The Executive Production Team
Bob Okun has served as the Executive Producer for both previously nationally televised concerts “America Salutes You” and America Salutes You- Guitar Legends.” A former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education, Bob headed up NBC Universal's Washington, DC office for 17 years and is currently CEO of The O Team, LLC (www.theoteam.biz). Okun also serves as CEO of Thanks USA, a national, non-profit awarding post- secondary school scholarships to the children and spouses of active duty military personnel. ThanksUSA has contributed more than $12 million to military dependents for education.
Martin Guigui, Music Director, is an award -winning producer, filmmaker, and music director. Guigui has recorded, produced, shared the stage, and worked with iconic Rock ’n’ Roll Hall of Famers and Hollywood’s biggest stars. Most recently, Guigui was the Music Director for the “One America” concert which featured the five living U.S. Presidents and raised $42 million dollars for hurricane relief.
David C. Traub is an award-winning multi-media producer (Jobs, The Bronx Bull, Lawnmower Man), digital (GCH Foundation -SDG Network), gaming (Promised Land, On the Road with BB King) and concert events (Unity for Peace, Unity for Vets, Miami Rocks the Troops) with a Masters Degree from Harvard University specializing in mental health and economic development education via entertainment and technology.
Debbie Gregory has served on the Board of Directors of America Salutes You since its inception and served as Producer for the 2016 and 2017 concerts. Debbie is the Founder and CEO of the Veterans and Military Business Owners Association (VAMBOA), a 501(c)6 non-profit trade association, and she is the former CEO of MilitaryConnection.com. Debbie is active in numerous non-profit organizations that serve the needs of active military, veterans, and their families.
Born in Khartoum,The Sudan, NuNu Deng is head of Strategic Partnerships & Outreach at Junub Games, a Washington, D.C. based South Sudanese startup game studio creating content for peace and conflict resolution. She is also a board member of Chicago based charity Childhood Fractured and a founding member of the Los Angeles based non-profit Electronic Music Alliance. Additionally, NuNu is a pro-bono volunteer in public relations for Village of Hope Tuskegee, a charity founded by the matriarch of the Civil Rights Movement, the late Dr. Amelia Boynton-Robinson.