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William H. Gray, III, is the Senior Director of Public Policy and Business Diversity for Buchanan Ingersoll, and works closely with the firm's Federal Government Relations group in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Miami.

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 William Gray Biography

Gray also works with firm management on important client and business relationship matters, including diversity.

Before joining Buchanan Ingersoll, Gray served as chairman of a consulting and advisory firm, The Amani Group LLC. From September 1991 to June 2004, he was president and CEO of The College Fund/UNCF, where he led the organization to new records in its fund-raising efforts.

Prior to that, he represented the Second District of Pennsylvania as a congressman from 1979 to 1991. He became chair of the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives in 1985. As chairman of the Democratic Caucus, and as the House majority whip in 1989, Gray was the highest-ranking African American ever to serve in Congress.

During his tenure, he played a key role in implementing economic sanctions against South Africa as the author in the House of Representatives of the 1985 and 1986 sanction bills. As Budget Committee chairman for four years, Gray was the chief point man in budget negotiations between Congress and the Reagan administration.

Gray also served as special advisor to the president on Haiti from May through September of 1994. In that role, he assisted the president in developing and carrying out policy to restore democracy to Haiti. In 1995, he received the Medal of Honor from Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Having a broad education background, Gray has served as a faculty member and professor of history and religion at St. Peter's College, Jersey City State College, Montclair State College, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Temple University. He is not an attorney.

Gray comes from a long line of ministers. As such, he has served as pastor of the Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia for more than 33 years, as did his father and grandfather before him. He has been in the ministry since 1964.

Involved in many organizations, Gray serves on the board of directors of companies that include Dell Inc., JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer, Prudential Financial, and the Visteon Corporations. He also served as vice chairman for the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care, and serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Gray received his BA degree in 1963 from Franklin & Marshall College, and now serves as a trustee of his alma mater. He earned a master's degree in divinity from Drew Theological Seminary, and another in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1970.

He has been honored with many awards during his career including the prestigious Franklin Delano Roosevelt Freedom of Worship Medal. He was also listed in Ebony magazine as one of the "100 Most Important Blacks in the 20th Century." Gray has been awarded more than 70 honorary degrees from the United States's leading colleges and universities.

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William Gray

William H. Gray, III, is the Senior Director of Public Policy and Business Diversity for Buchanan Ingersoll, and works closely with the firm's Federal Government Relations group in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and Miami.

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William Gray Biography

Gray also works with firm management on important client and business relationship matters, including diversity.

Before joining Buchanan Ingersoll, Gray served as chairman of a consulting and advisory firm, The Amani Group LLC. From September 1991 to June 2004, he was president and CEO of The College Fund/UNCF, where he led the organization to new records in its fund-raising efforts.

Prior to that, he represented the Second District of Pennsylvania as a congressman from 1979 to 1991. He became chair of the Budget Committee of the House of Representatives in 1985. As chairman of the Democratic Caucus, and as the House majority whip in 1989, Gray was the highest-ranking African American ever to serve in Congress.

During his tenure, he played a key role in implementing economic sanctions against South Africa as the author in the House of Representatives of the 1985 and 1986 sanction bills. As Budget Committee chairman for four years, Gray was the chief point man in budget negotiations between Congress and the Reagan administration.

Gray also served as special advisor to the president on Haiti from May through September of 1994. In that role, he assisted the president in developing and carrying out policy to restore democracy to Haiti. In 1995, he received the Medal of Honor from Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide.

Having a broad education background, Gray has served as a faculty member and professor of history and religion at St. Peter's College, Jersey City State College, Montclair State College, Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary and Temple University. He is not an attorney.

Gray comes from a long line of ministers. As such, he has served as pastor of the Bright Hope Baptist Church in Philadelphia for more than 33 years, as did his father and grandfather before him. He has been in the ministry since 1964.

Involved in many organizations, Gray serves on the board of directors of companies that include Dell Inc., JPMorgan Chase, Pfizer, Prudential Financial, and the Visteon Corporations. He also served as vice chairman for the Pew Commission on Children in Foster Care, and serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.

Gray received his BA degree in 1963 from Franklin & Marshall College, and now serves as a trustee of his alma mater. He earned a master's degree in divinity from Drew Theological Seminary, and another in theology from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1970.

He has been honored with many awards during his career including the prestigious Franklin Delano Roosevelt Freedom of Worship Medal. He was also listed in Ebony magazine as one of the "100 Most Important Blacks in the 20th Century." Gray has been awarded more than 70 honorary degrees from the United States's leading colleges and universities.

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  • How to book William Gray?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like William Gray for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for William Gray, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for William Gray or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book William Gray?

    Booking fees for William Gray, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire William Gray, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for William Gray?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like William Gray for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book William Gray for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent William Gray or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for William Gray or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

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All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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