Chief Business Development Officer »


Phillip Ray
The Texas A&M University System
Moore/Connally Building, 7th Floor
301 Tarrow
College Station, Texas 77840-7896
(979) 458-6001
Fax: (979) 458-6044
pray@tamus.edu


As Chief Business Development Officer, Phillip Ray is responsible for all real estate development projects involving a public-private partnership, negotiation of operational efficiencies opportunities, financial accounting and reporting oversight, direction of tax and fiscal activities, financial functions related to the legislative appropriations process, annual operating budget process, Historically Underutilized Business (HUB) initiatives, Facilities Planning and Construction, and aircraft operations for the A&M System.

Career
2012-present Chief Business Development Officer, The Texas A&M University System
2008-2012 Associate Vice President for Finance & University Contracts Officer, Texas A&M University
2006-2008 Assistant Athletic Director, Texas A&M University
2001-2006 Assistant Vice President for Business Affairs and Contracts, Texas Tech University
1999-2001 Director, Procurement & Contracts, Katy Independent School District
1993-1999 Director, Procurement & Contracts, Texas A&M University-Commerce
1982-1993 Financial Analyst/Program Management, E-Systems-Raytheon
Education
2008 Governor’s Executive Development Program, LBJ School of Public Affairs
2006 Executive Leadership and Management Institute, Stanford University / WACUBO
2004 Institute for Management and Leadership in Education, Harvard University
1991 M.B.A., Southern Methodist University
1987 B.S., Texas A&M University-Commerce
Licenses and Certification
2011 Certified Auxiliary Services Professional,  National Association of College Auxiliary Services
1996 Certified Public Procurement Officer,  Universal Public Procurement Certification Council
Associations
Board member Texas Association of Mexican-American Chambers of Commerce’s Educational Development Foundation – 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation
Board member Executive Advisory Council  -  National Contract Management Association