Barbara Ray joins North Highlands Tallahassee office

February 25, 2014

Global consulting company, North Highland, has announced the addition of Barbara Ray as vice president and new local office leader in Tallahassee. Ray will also serve as a member of North Highland's Public Sector Global Expertise Network leadership team and will lead company efforts to expand its public sector footprint in existing markets as well as create opportunities in new markets.

Ray has more than 20 years of experience and a consistent track-record of driving profitable growth with companies transitioning or expanding into the public sector. She has also used her expertise to consult with state government executives and Fortune 500 business executives on the business of cost-effective and delivery-effective government.

"Barbara is one of the most highly regarded professionals in the state of Florida from her years of leadership and work at the Capitol and in the public sector," said Dave Deiters, president of North Highland. "She possesses in-depth knowledge of the industry and strategic insights that will play an integral role in helping North Highland deliver exceptional results to our clients."

Prior to joining North Highland, Ray previously held positions in private organizations as well as top leadership positions with two State of Florida agencies. Under former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, she served as deputy secretary to the Department of Management Services and general counsel to the Department of Business and Professional Regulation. In 2003, she was appointed to a four-year term as a Florida State Boxing Commissioner under Governor Bush and was the only female on the board during her tenure.

Ray graduated with honors from Florida State University College of Law and is active in the Tallahassee community. She currently serves on the Regional Council and Council of Advisors for Leadership Florida and the board of directors for the Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce.

About North Highland

North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, transformation, performance improvement, and technology and digital. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real. North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe, and has been named as a “Best Firm to Work For” every year since 2007 by Consulting Magazine. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (, a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

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