Gray is the Director of State Engagement & Partnerships at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities working with State Priorities Partnership organizations and other nonprofit groups.
He joined the Center in May 2007. He brings over ten years of experience working in state and federal governments in a variety of government relations, organizational development, and analytical capacities.
Before coming to the Center, Gray worked on contract with numerous organizations as a government affairs consultant and coalition organizer. Prior to that, he was the Executive Director for the Oklahoma State Tourism and Recreation Department, Government Relations Director for the Oklahoma Cabinet Secretary for Commerce and Tourism, Fiscal Staff assigned to the Oklahoma State Senate Appropriations Committee, and as Intelligence Analyst for the Central Intelligence Agency.
He holds an M.P.A. in Public Administration from the University of Oklahoma.