Awarded to an alumnus or alumna of the last 15 years whose professional accomplishments, service to alma mater, and/or selfless and caring work to benefit society are distinctive.
Tracey A. Gray is Director of Public Affairs for Raytheon Company where he is responsible for strategic outreach communications plans across a portfolio of external advocacy channels, working closely with think tanks and communications consultants. He also leads the digital and social media team. Raytheon Company, with 2013 sales of $24 billion, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense, security and civil markets throughout the world.
Prior to his current role, Tracey was senior manager for strategic partnering in integrated supply chain at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems focused on global business growth. He assumed this position after working on business strategy in business development.
Prior to joining Raytheon in 2007, Tracey worked in Washington, D.C., serving in a number of strategy-related roles at the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, in the Intelligence Community, and on the Chief of Naval Operations staff. Prior to working at the Pentagon, he worked in the Office of the Vice President at The White House.
Tracey earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at Bucknell and a Master's in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University.
He gives many hours each year to mentoring Bucknell students and helping them think through career options. He has helped Bucknellians find jobs inside and outside of government, participated in Bucknell Career nights, served on career panels, hosted students at the Pentagon and traveled to campus for Career Center events. He supports the Bucknell Public Interest Program through annual giving. He also has volunteered with the Admissions Office and with reunion planning in various capacities.
Tracey serves on the Board of Directors at the Public Affairs Council, the leading nonpartisan, nonpolitical association for public affairs professionals worldwide. He also serves on the Communications Committee at Holy Trinity Catholic Church.
Tracey is married to Beth Corbet Gray '98 and they have to children.