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Jerry G. Gantt

Jerry G. Gantt

Jerry G. Gantt of Lincolnton, North Carolina, was re-elected President of Shriners Hospitals for Children in Tampa, Florida, on July 11, 2020. As president, he also serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees. Gantt is serving his 16th year as a member of the Board of Directors for Shriners Hospitals for Children. He served as Imperial Potentate in 2015–2016.

Fraternities and Philanthropy

  • Master Mason, Cherryville Lodge #505, 1971
  • Oasis Shriners, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1972
  • Member, York Rite, Grotto
  • Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, 33rd Degree
  • Arabia Shriners, Houston, 1980
  • Potentate, Arabia Shriners, 2002
  • Chairman, Five-year Planning Committee, and other positions, Arabia Shriners
  • Honorary Legion of Honor, DeMolay International
  • Chairman emeritus, Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston Board of Governors
  • Imperial level service includes Outer Guard Aide, Captain of the Guard Aide, Imperial Marshal Aide and member of the Imperial Dispensations and Charters Committee
  • Boards of Directors committee memberships include Budget, Building and Equipment, Information Systems, Public Relations, Salary, Personnel and Retirement, Planning, Corporate Compliance, Education Seminars, Sports, Research, Medical Affairs, and Strategic Planning and Investments
  • Liaison Officer, Philadelphia, Houston, Cincinnati, Canada, Tampa, Honolulu and Galveston Shriners Hospitals for Children®

Education

Wingate College in Wingate, North Carolina

Professional and Personal

Born in Gastonia, North Carolina, Gantt served as an air traffic controller in the United States Marine Corps. He is now a retired commercial general contractor.

Gantt and his wife, Lisa, enjoy NASCAR and the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, where they are life members and Gantt is an active committee member.