North Highland welcomes Barbara Ray to board of managers

02 March 2020 2 min. read
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Management consulting firm North Highland has welcomed Barbara Ray as the newest member of its board of managers.

Ray is a managing director and portfolio group lead at North Highland, overseeing the firm’s industry practice areas. She has more than 20 years of experience leading profitable strategies for clients across a range of industries.

Ray takes over a board seat from Anne Game, who leaves the board of managers after reaching her term limit. Game will remain at North Highland as a managing director.

"I'd like to thank Anne for the dedication, talent and drive she brought to the Board role. She provides an insightful, thoughtful voice on behalf of North Highland employees and clients," said Dan Reardon, chairman of the board, CEO and managing director at North Highland. "I look forward to working with Barbara in this capacity and know that her expertise, leadership and passion for the firm and the transformative work we do will continue to shine through as she serves in this new role."

North Highland welcomes Barbara Ray to board of managers

Ray has extensive experience in strategy, business development, management, team building, and coaching and development. Ray joined North Highland as a business partner in 2005, and went on to lead the firm's public sector team in Tallahassee, and then the global public sector team. She was promoted to managing director in 2016.

Earlier in her career she was a deputy secretary in the Office of Florida Governor Jeb Bush, and a deputy secretary in the Florida Department of Management Services. Ray started her career at law firm Pennington Wilkinson Dunlap, where she was an attorney.

She holds a JD from the Florida State University College of Law and a BA in psychology from Rollins College.

"I am excited to join North Highland's Board of Managers and look forward to working alongside my fellow Board members as we continue the next chapter of growth," said Ray.

Barbara joins a board with seven members, including herself. Last year, CEO Dan Reardon was elected chairman and Loretta Penn was named lead director.

North Highland is headquartered in Atlanta. The firm is a part of Cordence Worldwide, a network of 12 consulting firms with more than 5,000 consultants across 25+ countries.