Amy Ray

Director of Marketing & Business Development

As Director of Marketing and Business Development, Amy leads Newman’s market and positioning strategy, brand development, and communications efforts—a role that is influenced by her background in fine arts, her experience as a creative director, and a lifelong love of architecture. From the day she discovered Frank Lloyd Wright in an eighth grade math class, Amy was attracted to the profession and studied architecture before falling for graphic design at the University of Hartford. She has built her career at the intersection of these two passions.

An award-winning professional services marketer, and designer with more than 20 years of industry experience, Amy blends design expertise with a deep understanding of marketing, storytelling, and brand strategy. She is a connector who enjoys building and developing internal and external relationships, teams, and partnerships to achieve common goals.

Amy believes in community outreach and champions a community outreach culture at Newman. She serves in several community and industry roles, including as secretary for the founding board of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) Connecticut Chapter, as a member of the Professional Women in Construction (PWC) Connecticut Chapter Programs Committee, and an active member of the Society for Marketing Professional Services (SMPS). She previously served as Vice President of Communications for the Wolcott Elementary School Parent Teacher Organization.

Location
New Haven, CT
Education
BFA, Graphic Design, University of Hartford
Professional Experience
23 Years
Involvement
Connecticut Chapter, SMPS Task Force on Equity, Diversity & Inclusion
Programs Committee, Professional Women in Construction
Secretary, National Organization of Minority Architects