Steve Wray was named executive director of the Economy League in 2006 after 11 years as the organization's deputy director. He works with a board of more than 60 senior private sector leaders from the region's leading companies and institutions and a staff of eight. Steve is also managing director of the Pennsylvania Economy League, Inc., the corporate home of the Economy League of Greater Philadelphia.
At the Economy League, Steve oversees the Economy League’s World Class Greater Philadelphia agenda, leading its research, strategy and civic convening activities. Under his leadership, the Economy League has won national, state and regional awards, and has been instrumental in developing groundbreaking initiatives and organizations like IssuesPA, Campus Philly, and Graduate! Philadelphia.
Prior to the Economy League, Steve served as policy director to Pennsylvania Lt. Governor Mark Singel, associate with Jones Lang Wootton USA in New York, and consultant to the Executive Director of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development in Pittsburgh.
In 2012, Steve was appointed to the Board of Fellows for Temple University's Center on Regional Politics. He serves on the Advisory Board for the Office of Economic Opportunity in Philadelphia, the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee of the US Global Leadership Coalition, and the Board and Executive Committee of the Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau. Steve is a Trustee of the Health Care Improvement Foundation and serves on the Pennsylvania Early Learning Investment Commission. In 2008, he was a Ford Foundation Fellow of the American Chamber of Commerce Executives' Regional Sustainable Development program.
Steve received an AB from Duke University and an MS in Public Management and Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. He lives in Newtown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.