North Highland's Barbara Ray Named "Top Consultant"

May 6, 2016

May 6, 2016 (Atlanta, Ga.) –  Management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce that Barbara Ray, vice president and global public sector lead, was recently named of one of the 2016 Top 25 Consultants by Consulting Magazine.

“We’re thrilled for Barbara to receive this honor from Consulting Magazine. Her leadership role has continued to expand at North Highland, and she has been integral in strengthening and leveraging our relationships throughout the public sector to grow our presence in this important market. Barbara understands North Highland’s strong culture and has incorporated it into a strategy that delivers smart solutions for our clients and strengthens the values of our people,” said Jim Arnold, North Highland south region president.

Receiving more than 400 nominations, Consulting Magazine’s Top 25 Consultants recognizes the leaders and experts in the industry who are delivering the very best of what the consulting profession offers.

“I’m honored to be part of this year’s Top 25 Consultants. My background is not traditional consulting, but North Highland values the diverse experience I bring to the firm. Together, we’ve built an incredible team and work side-by-side with clients as a trusted advisor to bring about real, impactful change,” said Ray.

Ray brings more than 20 years of experience in and around state government to North Highland. Her specific areas of expertise include consulting to state government executives and Fortune 500 business executives on the business of good, cost-effective, delivery-effective government. She has also held positions in private organizations, as well as top leadership positions with two Florida state agencies. In addition to her leadership within the firm, Ray was appointed by the State of Florida Senate President as a member of the Florida Government Efficiency Task Force in March 2015.

To read the full article in the May 2016 issue, visit (free subscription required).

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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