My name is John Orr and I have been a member of GapBuster, Inc. since 2000. I am the first child of two immigrants from the Dominican Republic and Jamaica. I Grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland and attended Montgomery Blair High School. From there, I went on to be the first in my family to receive a degree, much less a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering Degree, from the University of Pittsburgh.
This organization has been extremely important in my development as a young professional. Through various Gapbuster Opportunities, I have had the privilege to participate in numerous rewarding activities such as becoming an HIV/AIDS peer educator, volunteering on political campaigns, visiting college campuses, partaking in etiquette class and SAT Prep classes. Dr. Butler and GapBuster, Inc. were the reasons that I graduated high school with over 500community service hours; and received various scholarships to pay for my college tuition.
After college, I have been working as a management consultant for various consulting firms. I am currently a Senior Consultant at Grant Thornton. Due to the values instilled in me by GapBuster, learning is a lifelong endeavor. My most recent accomplishment was graduating from the University of Maryland with a master’s in business administration and a concentration in Business Analytics and Information Systems. I am excited to see what the future has in store!