Currently retired, Gary D. Forsee served as the president of the four-campus University of Missouri System from 2008 to 2011. He was the chief executive officer of the university with four campuses in Columbia, Kansas City, Rolla and St. Louis.

Prior to his appointment as university president, Forsee spent more than 36 years in the telecommunications industry. Most recently, he served as chairman and CEO of Sprint Nextel in Kansas City, Mo. He also served as CEO of Global One, a joint venture of Sprint, Deutsche Telekom and France Telecom; and in various leadership positions at AT&T and Southwestern Bell.

Forsee also serves on the boards of Freightquote, Great Plains Energy, Inc. and Ingersoll Rand Corporation. In the past, he has been a member of the board for Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.