I retired from Briggs and Stratton in 2016, where I was the manager of the Corporate Business Planning team. Our team focus was creating an Annual Operation Plan, then executing that plan through to worldwide facilities, based on sales forecasts for millions of unit sales per year.
I met Mike about the same time, while I was preparing for our first ever appreciation day for law enforcement officers in our area, the “Back the Badge Golf, and Dinner” event. It struck me that he had this newly formed organization called “Band of Blue” and just how much passion he had in moving his vision forward. At that time, it seemed a perfect fit for any potential of proceeds over the cost of our event to stay within the Law Enforcement community AND provide support for those children that have suffered such a tragic loss. As a father and grandfather, this struck a special chord in my heart.
In 2018, Mike and I discussed the potential of joining Band of Blue. Having had the chance to get to know Mike and his wife Sarah, I felt honored to be part of their mission. I hope to bring my organizational skills in business management to assist this wonderful team of people helps those children and families at the time they need it most.
—Ray Sartler, Board Member
Email Ray: Ray@BandBlue.org