Semi-Retired Educator, Business Management Consultant and Sales and Marketing Professional

Ray, as he prefers to be called, has been newly elected to Board of Directors of Bolder Options. Ray has over 40 years of sales, marketing, and consultancy experience. Having lived and worked in multiple, diverse marketplaces, Ray brings his unique perspective to Bolders’ Board. Ray has worked both domestically and internationally for companies such as The Procter and Gamble Company, 3M Company and Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Ray also worked as a Manager and Senior Consultant for Reliability Management Group focused on change management, process change and culture realignment for Fortune 500 companies.

As an educator, he has worked primarily as a cultural liaison, staff advisor and substitute teacher. He has also worked with targeted at-risk students. His work with the Lakeville Public Schools resulted in a dramatic closure of the achievement gap between different racial groups. He led the Black, Brown and College Bound Initiative resulting in refocusing students of color in their educational pursues.

Ray attended the University of Minnesota and Governor’s State University, IL majoring in History Education, Business Management and did graduate work in Education, Training and Organizational Leadership. Ray was a Football All-Big Ten, Second Team Selection twice while at Minnesota and was drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs Professional Club. He was Vice President of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Ray has served on school boards, chaired commissions on parks, recreation and leisure and was a Judge for The Chicago Tribune All-State Academic Teams.

He lives in Savage, MN with his wife of 45 years, Mary Katherine and has 3 adult children. Matthew Robert, a Marketing Director for Gilead Sciences, Emily Margaret, an OBGYN for Abbott/Northwestern Hospitals and Elizabeth Dian, an Educator Administrator. He and Mary have six grandchildren.