Ray Palumbo, Vice Chair
Ray Palumbo is a respected defense strategist, problem solver, and team builder who supports a broad range of public, private, and philanthropic organizations. He is the founder and senior partner of Venturi Solutions LLC, a firm that delivers winning solutions in the aerospace, defense, and intelligence sectors.
A former US Army 3-star general, Ray served 34 years leading conventional and special operations forces during peacetime and in combat. He completed his military career as Director for Defense Intelligence where he simultaneously led the Pentagon's Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) Task Force, an organization that delivered critical aerospace and ground-based platforms, sensors, IT and intelligence analysis to war- fighters around the globe. He currently serves as director on the corporate boards of CAE-Mission Solutions Inc., Systematic Inc., and Actifio Federal Inc. He also advises a range of leading defense companies whose products and services contribute to US national security and the well-being of men and women in uniform.
Ray serves as director at the Boulder Crest Foundation and QL+. His philanthropic passion is committed to improving the quality of life of our nation's military veterans who suffer from PTSD and those who face daily challenges of living with severe disabilities.
Ray has a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from West Point, a Master of Science in administration from Central Michigan University, and a Master of Strategic Studies from the US Army War College. He is a graduate of the British Defence College’s Higher Command and Staff course in Shrivenham, England.