Ray served as the Maryland Statewide Interoperability Director from 2009 to 2014, where he directed a Program Management Office, which was responsible for projects to improve public safety communications including a Statewide 700 MHz Land Mobile Radio (LMR) project. He also served as Maryland’s State Point of Contact (SPOC) for FirstNet and initiated the first State Initial Consultation process with FirstNet which provided a framework for future engagements with the nation’s public safety leaders and State officials. In addition to his experience as a fire service leader, he was project manager for the City of Baltimore’s consolidated 800 MHz Digital LMR system which supported Fire, Police, EMS and other public service agencies. He spent 10 years working for systems integrators on public safety projects in NYC, DC and LA. He is a Six Sigma Brown Belt and ITIL v3 certified in program management.