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937 Leadership

937 prides itself on the team and partners which make our work possible.  The senior leadership team for 937 is listed below.

Anton J. Gunn has been a leadership advisor to some of the biggest brands in the United States of America, including the President of the United States. He has worked with hundreds of leaders and organizations in the public, private and nonprofit sector.

He is the Founder of 937 Strategy Group, a consulting practice that provides services to leaders and healthcare organizations who want to build a world-class leadership culture with diverse, high-performing teams and great leaders that everyone admires.

He is a former Resident Fellow at Harvard University and the author of two books, The Presidential Principles: How to Inspire Action and Create Lasting Impact (Advantage, 2018) and the Audacity of Leadership (AuthorHouse, 2009).

Anton’s leadership exploits in business, sports and politics have been featured in Time Magazine Wall Street Journal, Huff Post and many other top media outlets.

Anton has become the number one authority on Socially-Conscious Leadership in America. He has trained hundreds of leaders including c-suite executives, business leaders, physician leaders, professional athletes, music artists, entrepreneurs, and elected officials. Because he knows what it takes to build world-class leaders, Anton provides authentic customer-centered solutions that give every leader next-day, actionable steps to improve employee engagement and increase their impact.

Prior to founding 937 Strategy Group, Anton was a state legislator and federal policymaker playing a leadership role in many important issues. Previously, he served as one of President Barack Obama’s top spokesmen on the Affordable Care Act. Anton helped the President and Health and Human Services Secretary, Kathleen Sebelius, deliver critical information during one of the most disruptive and transformational times in United States history. Anton also served as a member of the South Carolina House of Representatives from 2009-2011, becoming the first African American in South Carolina history to represent House District 79.

Anton has an extensive track record in the media, including appearances in the Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, The Source Magazine, Hospitals & Health Networks Magazine, The New Yorker and Jet Magazine. He also has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, CBS Evening News, MSNBC Live, TV One, Fox Business and CNN’s The Situation Room. His leadership role in Barack Obama’s campaign for president has been documented in numerous publications including Time Magazine, The American Prospect and the 2010 biography, The Bridge: The Life and Rise of Barack Obama by David Remnick. In 2012, Anton was recognized in the Huffington Post as one of the Top 50 Progressive Activists Who Are Changing America.

Anton is also a victim of Al-Qaeda’s terrorism against the United States of America. His younger brother, Signalman Seaman Cherone L. Gunn was killed in the Al-Qaeda terrorist attack on the USS Cole on October 12, 2000. As a Gold Star Brother, Anton has been a powerful speaker on the impact of terrorism on his life. He shares the significance of this terrorist attack and the leadership legacy of service inspired by his brother’s ultimate sacrifice in the United States Navy.

Sol Ross is the Chief Operations Officer at 937 Strategy Group.  He currently focuses on healthcare innovation, the junction where technology and creativity meet regulation and regulators, and cyber security. 937's commitment to assisting companies and organizations bring about innovative, more affordable, and accessible health care-all while working and partnering to ensure the integrity of data and information also fills his day-to day.

 

Previously, Sol was the Head of Federal Affairs for CVS Health, where he devised and implemented strategies to reduce regulatory burden, increase security for sensitive information, managed crises with Congress and the Administration, and assisted in the expedited roll out of the decision to remove tobacco from all stores.  His day to day focused on the intersection of cybersecurity, innovation, and ways to lower the corporate tax rate.

 

Immediately before CVS Health, Mr. Ross worked at Department of Health and Human Services where he served Secretary Sebelius as her Director of Private Sector Engagement.  In that role Sol was the central point of interaction between the business community and the department on the Affordable Care Act, Innovation, and strategic initiatives including the White House Business Council.

 

Before HHS, he spent two years in state and local government consulting, working with Fortune 500 clients on various dynamic campaigns leveraging Governors and Attorneys General on cybersecurity, identity theft, and financial services. Prior to those endeavors, Sol worked for BearingPoint both in government affairs and as an advisor on the “Green Services” team.  While at BearingPoint, he represented the company at Tech America (at the time, the largest tech trade association) on Cybersecurity and co-founded the Government Affairs Committee.

 

Mr. Ross’ DC career began as the State-Federal Relations Director for the State of Illinois.  Working directly for the Governor in the Washington DC office, he managed the state’s Federal Appropriations process, and devised the outreach strategy for State Agency Directors and Secretaries to the Illinois delegation and Federal government.

 

Sol received his BA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his MBA from the University of Maryland.  He is the former President of the Illinois State Society in Washington DC, and is a guest lecturer for the Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland, as well as the Mendoza School of Business at Notre Dame.  In 2014, he was named an Aspen Institute Scholar.  

 

He spends his time away from 937 with his daughters, futilely rooting for the Cubs, and searching for the best Italian Beef sandwich outside of Chicago's metropolitan area