Jay Lockaby

Senior Executive Counsel

Jay Lockaby has more than 25 years of experience as an accomplished fundraising professional, with expertise in major gift strategy and capital campaign planning, organization and direction.

At GSI, Jay has been engaged in several planning studies and campaigns involving community hospitals, health care systems, and other clients. Most recently, Jay has directed multi-million-dollar campaigns for Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, FL, Clearwater Marine Aquarium in Clearwater, FL, and Primary Children’s Hospital, Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT.

Prior to joining GSI, Jay spent 14 years with the Cancer Support Community (CSC), first as President and CEO of a successful local chapter and then as Senior Vice President, Affiliate Relations and Strategic Growth at CSC headquarters, where he helped the organization raise $350 million over seven years. Prior to his work at CSC, Jay was a Regional Social Services Director for The Salvation Army.

Jay is a graduate of Emory University, where he was an NCAA All-American and team captain in swimming. He also holds a Master of Social Service and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College. Jay swam competitively for many years and is an active alumnus of Leadership Sarasota and Leadership Florida. He and his wife, Tracy, have a son, Owen, and daughter, Layla.