Chief Executive Officer
Sandy S. Ray brings nearly 25 years of experience in the political arena in both state government and politics in the state of Mississippi and throughout the southeast. Sandy is a registered lobbyist and has assisted clients in legislative lobbying spanning throughout many sectors including insurance, economic development, state bond acquisition, state agency management and regulatory issues. In addition to lobbying and regulatory affairs, Mrs. Ray specializes in human resource management, non-profit organization, campaign management, grass roots organization and fundraising.
Mrs. Ray, a native of Cleveland, MS, began Southern Consulting Associates in the summer of 2004. In 2007, as part of her business, Sandy assisted with the campaign for Mississippi’s Insurance Commissioner and was asked to come aboard the administration after a successful election. Shortly thereafter, she was named Chief of Staff for State Insurance Commissioner Mike Chaney. It would be a role she would occupy until 2018 before she decided to again devote her full attention to her personal business, Southern Consulting Associates, Inc.
Prior to opening her consulting business, Mrs. Ray served as Executive Director for Boys and Girls Clubs of the Mississippi Delta, Children’s Division Liaison for the Office of the Attorney General, and as a Coordinator in the Division of Continuing Education at Delta State University in Cleveland, MS. In addition to being featured in multiple publications, Sandy was named to the Delta Business Journal’s Top 50 under 40 and has been selected as a 2020 and 2022 MSTop50 Lobbying and Government Relations category honoree.
Public Policy • Government Relations • Business Consulting • Lobbying