Regional Director of External & Legislative Affairs (Long Island) for AT&T
Brandon V. Ray is the Regional Director of External & Legislative Affairs (Long Island) for AT&T. Â Mr. Ray serves as AT&Tâ€™s representative to local government and local community organizations. In this capacity he leads and implements the companyâ€™s local governmental public policy initiatives by developing and executing strategic legislative and public affairs tactics and strategies.
Mr. Ray attended Howard University in Washington, D.C. where he earned his Bachelor of Business Administration-Management in May of 2004. Following Howard University, Mr. Ray also had the privilege of interning in the office of the President of the National Urban League, the Hon. Marc H. Morial, in New York City. Â Chosen as one of a select group of promising leaders, he was accepted into the National Urban Fellows Inc. fellowship program and in 2007 Mr. Ray earned a Masters Degree in Public Administration from CUNY- Baruch College School of Public Affairs as a National Urban Fellow.
Mr. Ray is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated Kappa Xi Lambda Chapter, Urban League of Long Island Young Professionals, Howard University Alumni Association and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporatedâ€™s MLK Memorial Internal Fundraising Committee. He is the recipient of the Long Island Business News 2015 40 Under 40 Award, The Network Journal Magazine 2016 40 Under 40 Award and recently City & State Magazine Corporate Social Responsibility Award in 2017. Brandon, Serves on many boards including, The United Way of Long Island Inc., Girl Scouts of Nassau County Inc., and Mentor New York where he continues to develop his leadership skills on behalf of his community and aspires to continue making a difference.
Mr. Ray is a member of Union Baptist Church in Hempstead, NY where his Pastor is the Rev. Dr. Sedgwick V. Easley and he serves as a member of the Board of Trustees. Brandon believes in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.â€™s philosophy that â€œeverybody can be great because anybody can serve.â€ Mr. Ray resides in Williston Park, NY and with his wife Alicia.