Ray joined the Foundation in February 2018 and has led the organization as it continued to develop the Foundation’s internship service and scholarship program. Doing so has continued to build strong paths towards engaging and connecting young, aspiring transportation professionals with leading transportation-related organizations.
Prior to Ray’s time at the TAC Foundation, he worked more than 30 years for the Government of Ontario, progressing from an Engineer in training to an Assistant Deputy Minister, at both the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines. After retiring from the government, he served as a member of the Board of Morrison Hershfield.
Ray has been active in the Foundation’s fundraising efforts, establishing, and nurturing relationships with donors and potential donors. Through his role as the Foundation’s Executive Director, Ray has used his insight and expertise to guide the Foundation’s programs and activities toward achieving its mission to:
He has been a champion for supporting the development of, and facilitating connections between, students/young professionals and employers. This included working to ensure donors were benefiting from their contributions in meaningful ways and adapting the internship application process to encourage both more students and companies to be involved.
The TAC Foundation is grateful for Ray’s dedication and wishes him happiness in his retirement.
The process to find a replacement for Ray is well underway, with candidates being interviewed in the coming weeks.