George A. (Gar) Reese III was born March 17, 1953 in Battle Creek, Michigan. He grew up in Jackson Michigan where he also graduated from high school. Married Nancy in 1973 and has two sons and two granddaughters. He joined the Air Force in 1973 and was stationed in Albuquerque, Upper Heyford England and Colorado Springs. Received a BS in Small Business Management from Regis College in Denver while in service. In 1980 he returned to Michigan and managed the office for a large mechanical contractor. Moved to Florida in 1987 to work with the Moody Agency, Inc. retiring in 2017 after serving as the company's President for 16 years. He has been a member of the Venice Suncoast Rotary for 26 years and club President twice. He has served on the Board of Venice Theater for the past seven years and has been on the Student Leadership Academy's Board of Directors for the past ten years.