Ray has a long history with Retail Alliance and has experience leading both the for-profit Business Solutions (offering Equifax credit reports and credit card processing services) and the non-profit Association.
Ray oversees operations for all areas of Retail Alliance while also being very active in the community. He has served as chairman of the Board of Directors for Child and Family Services of Eastern Virginia in 1998-99 and again in 2004-05. He also served on the Virginia Beach Education Foundation Board of Directors, and he is a former board member of Tidewater Mortgage Bankers Association, Great Neck Athletic Association, and is past chairman of the International Credit Association. He is a current board member of the Greater Norfolk Corporation, Downtown Norfolk Council, Tidewater Community College Alumni Association and the Virginia Society of Association Executives. A native of Norfolk who now resides in Virginia Beach, Ray attended Tidewater Community College and Old Dominion University.
Ray and his wife Sandy have been married for 35 years and have enjoyed raising two wonderful young men, RJ Mattes and Ryan Lee Mattes. In addition, they have welcomed their second grandchild.