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Topper Ray

President of Communications, Bravo Group



Topper leads the firm’s campaign-style approach to public relations, advocacy and creative services.

Under his direction, Bravo Group’s communications practice initiates and delivers innovative solutions that help clients achieve their toughest goals.

With Topper’s high level engagement in community and business issues, especially across the energy and life sciences industries, he drives growth opportunities for Bravo and its clients. His network of relationships and alliances with stakeholders across the firm’s key verticals ensures that Bravo -- and thereby each client -- is always ahead of the game.

Prior to joining Bravo, Topper served as Chief Communications Officer for Blank Rome LLP, helping to build the firm’s global brand across the U.S. and Asia. In addition, he was a principal in Blank Rome Government Relations LLC, where he provided media strategy and crisis communications counseling for CEOs, civic leaders and public affairs efforts.

Topper also served as a Senior Vice President at Tierney Communications, where he led teams in the creative development and execution of integrated public relations programs for Fortune 500 clients. He began his career in Washington, D.C. as a press aide to President George H. W. Bush in the Office of Presidential Advance, and as a press lead during the 1992 presidential campaign working for the Republican National Committee.

Active in civic affairs, Topper serves as a member of the Dean's Advisory Council for the Jefferson School of Population Health, a member of the Advisory Board for naviGate Corporation, a member of the Board of Directors for Greener Partners, a member of the Board of Directors for the Philadelphia Charity Ball, a member of the Advisory Council of the Department of Communications for the College of Charleston, and President of the Board of Directors for the Allen Bass Fund.

Topper graduated from Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia with a B.A. in history.


Education

B.A., in history, Hampden-Sydney College