Ray is founder and owner of RJP Communications LLC. He provides strategic communications counsel to clients and develops and implements public affairs strategies and plans that achieve clients’ communications, stakeholder engagement and business objectives, and strengthen companies’ brands and overall reputation.
Ray has more than 25 years’ experience in public affairs, including responsibility for advising seven presidents/CEOs at AstraZeneca and Freddie Mac, with proven capabilities in stakeholder engagement, executive communications, speechwriting, media strategies and training, marketing communications, employee communications, change management, advocacy relations and crisis communications. Before leading corporate and marketing communications teams at AstraZeneca and Freddie Mac, he worked for several newspapers, including The Washington Times and The Virginian Pilot, as an editor and reporter.
He began his career as a financial analyst with General Electric and Lotus Development Corporation. He has a bachelor’s in Economics and History from the College of William and Mary and a master’s in Journalism from Northwestern University.
He lives in Kennett Square, PA, with his wife – they have two daughters.
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