Our Trustees

Vance Coffman

Trustee, NPS Foundation

Mr. Gary Coughlan is a retired senior executive with a background in Finance, Strategy, Information Technology and Investor Relations/Public Affairs.  Mr. Coughlan retired from Abbott Laboratories as the Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer overseeing Treasury, Controllership, Tax, Audit, Corporate Strategy and Development, Investor Relations, Public Affairs, Information, Technology, E-Commerce, Administration and Purchasing.

He has served on various boards throughout his career, including at Visa, Arthur J Gallagher and Co, Hershey Food Corporation and several others.

Mr. Coughlan received his BA from St. Mary’s College of California, his MBA in Economics from University of California Los Angeles, and his MBA from Wayne State University in Michigan.

Mr. Coughlan engages in numerous community endeavors, including serving as a lifetime director on the Chicago Botanic Garden Board of Directors and an emeritus director on the Chicago Catholic Charities Boards of Advisors. He has also served as a regent of St. Mary’s College of California.  He currently serves on the NPS Foundation’s Board of Trustees.

Mr. Coughlan has five children and resides with his wife in Naples, FL and Carmel, CA.