Gary B. Sabin
He was born on April 7, 1954, in Provo, Utah. He earned an associate degree in language and a bachelor’s degree in university studies/finance from Brigham Young University. He received a master’s degree in management from Stanford University. He was founder/chairman/CEO of several companies, including Excel Realty Trust, Price Legacy, Excel Realty Holdings and Excel Trust.
He has served in the Church as bishop, stake president, and Area Seventy. He served a full-time mission to the Belgium/Holland Mission. He was serving as a member of the Fifth Quorum of the Seventy at the time of his call as a General Authority.
He and his wife, Valerie, are the parents of six children, one of whom was stillborn. Three of their children have suffered from cystic fibrosis, one of them died from the disease. In 1993, the Sabins formed the Sabin Children’s Foundation, an organization dedicated to assist the medical needs of children.