Ray Scheppach has led NGA since 1983. As Executive Director he oversees day-to-day operations of NGA, managing all aspects of the association and the NGA Center for Best Practices. Ray also facilitates the association's efforts to achieve the three major missions of producing information and analysis of state innovations and practices, creating a bipartisan forum for governors to establish and implement policy on federal issues and assisting governors in managing state government.
Ray spent seven years at the Congressional Budget Office, including two years as Deputy Director. Prior to that, he was Vice President and Senior Consultant for Economic Studies at Jack Faucett Associates.
Mr. Scheppach has a B.A. in Business Administration from the University of Maine, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Connecticut.