Rey Ramsey

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Rey Ramsey
Born Reynard Ramsey
(1960-09-10) September 10, 1960 (age 57)
Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania
Home town Atco section of Waterford Township, New Jersey, U.S.[1][2]

Rey Ramsey is an American social justice entrepreneur,[1] author, and the former CEO of the One Economy Corporation, a nonprofit he co-founded in 2000.[3]

Ramsey received a BA in Political Science from Rutgers University, where he was a member of Cap and Skull,[4] and ZBT fraternity, and a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law.[1]

After graduating from law school, Ramsey went to work for the Portland law-firm Stoel Rives.[3] He soon left his job at the firm to pursue a career with the Oregon State Economic Development Department, where he was director of the Oregon Housing and Community Services Department under governors Neil Goldschmidt and Barbara Roberts.[3] Ramsey then worked for the Enterprise Community Partners, first as senior vice president and later became president.[1]

Ramsey served two terms on the Habitat for Humanity International board of directors, elected as vice-chairman in 2001[5] and then as chairman in 2003.[1] During his chairmanship, the board fired Habitat founder Millard Fuller.[6] Ramsey is currently on the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation[7] and the Washington Jesuit Academy.[8]

Ramsey has been a proponent of the Portland citywide wireless initiative.[3]


  • Managing Dynamic Management for the Digital Age (J. Wiley & Sons, 2002). ISBN 978-0-471-39527-0. Co-authored with Ben Hecht.


  1. ^ a b c d e Glovin, Bill (Spring 2007). "Access For All - Rey Ramsey sees the internet reaching everyone on the planet". Rutgers Magazine. Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. pp. 32-37. Archived from the original on August 12, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 
  2. ^ "CivicMakers: Rey Ramsey - Sponsored Interview". The HistoryMakers. April 29, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c d Earnshaw, Aliza (2007-07-20). "One Economy wants Portland to build digital bridges". The Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  4. ^ Cap and Skull Honor Society of Rutgers College
  5. ^ "Rey Ramsey Elected Vice-Chair Of International Board". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-01-18. 
  6. ^ "Habitat for humanity fires founder". CJOnline. Associated Press. February 1, 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-09. 
  7. ^ "LISC Board of Directors". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 
  8. ^ "Washington Jesuit Academy Board of Directors". Archived from the original on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-01-20. 

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