The mission of America Salutes You is to honor and raise awareness of our veterans, service members, first responders 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:
Served as the Executive Producer for the past three 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 ThanksUSA, a national, non-profit awarding post- secondary school scholarships to the children and spouses of active duty military personnel. ThanksUSA has contributed more than $15 million to military dependents for education.
America Salutes You Board of Directors
- Bob Okun, CEO
- John Harrington, CFO
- Debbie Gregory, COO
- Martin Guigui, Secretary
- Evan Haiman, Vice President
Board of Advisors
Former Secretary, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs; Brownstein Hyatt
Former Secretary, US Dept. of Veterans Affairs; Shulkin Solutions
Dr Matt Miller
Director of Suicide Prevention, Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention, VHA
US Dept. of Veterans Affairs (ret.)
US Army (ret.); Summit Media Corp.
NBC, FOX senior executive (ret.)
Tribune Media (ret.)
Catherine Ann Stevens
Mayer Brown, LLP
US Marine Corps (ret.); Graefe Law
The McCain Institute Foundation
Col. David Sutherland
US Army (ret.)
Dr Albert “Skip” Rizzo
USC Creative Technology Center
NFL Pro Bowl, All Pro; SuperBowl
Champ (ret.); CEO Matt Birk & Co.
CRO, ShareRocket; Formerly
Senior Executive, AXS-TV, Nexstar