William E.(Bill) Gary, is a native of Philadelphia, MS. He graduated from Booker T. Washington High School as senior class president and class valedictorian. He later attended and graduated from Tennessee State University, Nashville, TN., earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He completed further studies in Computer Resources and Information Management at Webster University, Space Coast Campus, Merritt Island, FL.
He began employment with NASA at the John F. Kennedy Space Center, FL upon his graduation from Tennessee State, holding positions in the Design Engineering Directorate, International Space Station/Shuttle Payloads Directorate and a year long detail at NASA HQs in Washington, D.C.
He currently works in the International Space Station/Payloads Processing Directorate.
Since moving to Florida, Bill has been involved in many community and civic activities, including; former member and President, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Brevard Board of Directors; former member and Chairman, Florida Local Advocacy Council-Florida Department of Children and Families/District 7B(Brevard County); President, North Brevard County Branch NAACP; Member, NAACP Life Member; Florida Today Newspaper Multicultural Advisory Committee; Member, St. James AME Male Usher Board; former President, Iota Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity; Member, Progressive Action Society of Titusville; former member, Brevard County Personnel Council; former member, City of Titusville's Racial Justice Task Force; former volunteer, Guardian Ad Litem Program-18th. Judicial Circuit Court of Florida (Brevard/Seminole Counties); founding member, Brevard Community College-NAACP Community Partnership; President, Harry T. & Harriette V. Moore Cultural Complex, Inc. Board of Directors and Co-Chair, Moore Heritage Festival of the Arts and Humanities.