Sam Pressler | BOARD MEMBER
Sam Pressler is the Founder and former Executive Director of the Armed Services Arts Partnership (ASAP). Sam grew ASAP from a student initiative at William & Mary to the nation’s preeminent military/veteran arts organization, serving nearly 1,000 veterans through 250+ classes and workshops across two regions. During his tenure, Sam raised more than two million dollars, generated partnerships with The White House and Department of Veterans Affairs, produced documentaries with Amazon Audible and PBS, and designed the most rigorous study on community arts programs for veterans ever developed.
For his work with ASAP, Sam has been recognized as a 2015 Echoing Green Global Fellow, 2016 Halcyon Fellow, and 2017 Forbes and Pacific Standard 30 Under 30 awardee. He received West Point’s “Knight’s Out” LGBTQ+ Leadership Award, was named to We Are The Mighty's "Mighty 25" list as one of the 25 most influential people in the veterans space, and was featured on Preet Bharara's "CAFE 100" list of 100 change-makers addressing the most pressing problems in America and globally. Sam graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude from the College of William & Mary in 2015, where he was a McGlennon Scholar and earned degrees in Government and Finance.