September 10, 1960
Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania
|Home town||Atco section of Waterford Township, New Jersey, U.S.|
After graduating from law school, Ramsey went to work for the Portland law-firm Stoel Rives. 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. Ramsey then worked for the Enterprise Community Partners, first as senior vice president and later became president.
Ramsey served two terms on the Habitat for Humanity International board of directors, elected as vice-chairman in 2001 and then as chairman in 2003. During his chairmanship, the board fired Habitat founder Millard Fuller. Ramsey is currently on the board of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation and the Washington Jesuit Academy.
Ramsey has been a proponent of the Portland citywide wireless initiative.
- Managing Nonprofits.org: Dynamic Management for the Digital Age (J. Wiley & Sons, 2002). ISBN 978-0-471-39527-0. Co-authored with Ben Hecht.
- 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.
- "CivicMakers: Rey Ramsey - Sponsored Interview". www.thehistorymakers.org. The HistoryMakers. April 29, 2008. Retrieved April 1, 2018.
- Earnshaw, Aliza (2007-07-20). "One Economy wants Portland to build digital bridges". The Portland Business Journal. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
- Cap and Skull Honor Society of Rutgers College
- "Rey Ramsey Elected Vice-Chair Of International Board". Archived from the original on 2008-07-04. Retrieved 2008-01-18.
- "Habitat for humanity fires founder". CJOnline. Associated Press. February 1, 2005. Retrieved 2008-02-09.
- "LISC Board of Directors". Archived from the original on 2007-10-12. Retrieved 2008-01-20.
- "Washington Jesuit Academy Board of Directors". Archived from the original on 2008-02-16. Retrieved 2008-01-20.