Dates of Term: January 1, 2018—June 30, 2021
Rita Wray, is the Founder & CEO of Wray Enterprises, Inc., a national independent health care consulting firm. Formerly Wray held a ten year gubernatorial appointment as a Deputy Executive Director of the Mississippi Department of Finance and Administration, which has primary responsibility for the management of the state’s annual budget and provides asset management for a host of state owned property. She is a native of Florence, Alabama, holds a B S degree from the University of North Alabama and an MBA from Jackson State University.
Current and past leadership positions in numerous international, national, state and local organizations include International Women Forum Mississippi – Treasurer, International Ballet Competition – Board of Directors, Chamberlain University - Board of Trustees, the National Coalition of 100 Black Women – former National First Vice President, National Black Nurses Association, Inc. – former Treasurer, MS Personal Service Review Board – former Vice Chairperson, MS Commission on the Status of Women – former Commissioner/Vice Chairperson, Mississippi Federation of Republican Women, Past President, Junior League of Jackson – Treasurer/Sustainer Board of Directors, Greater Jackson Arts Council - Past President, the Capital Club - Past President. She enjoys traveling, reading, light gardening and connecting with friends – old and new. Ms. Wray and her late husband Terrance, have three children - Terrance Jr., Tamika and Torrance.