Laurie Gray

Laurie Gray

Director of Development, Business and Society Program

Laurie Gray joined the Aspen Institute in 2011 as the Director of Development. Laurie manages our relationships with donors and partners, with an emphasis on building a sustainable revenue stream to support the growth and maintenance of the Business and Society Program.

From 2005 to 2011, Laurie was the Senior Director of Development at Mercy Corps. She managed a portfolio of California-based donors for several years, before focusing on the development of a corporate donor portfolio, including signature partnership programs with ITT, Western Union, Gap and Chevron, among others.

Laurie was the Managing Director at Net Impact from 2000 to 2005, managing staff through program implementation and fundraising efforts.

Prior to 2000, Laurie spent 15 years in the Silicon Valley high-tech industry, in a variety of sales and marketing roles focused on custom implementations of the UNIX operating system, and high-level contracts in support of sourceware.

Laurie has a B.A. in Industrial Psychology from the University of California, Berkeley. She is based out of a home-office in Portland, OR.