Sandra Trice Gray, CAE, is President of the Centerpoint for Leaders.

Ms. Gray is an internationally recognized leadership consultant who has pioneered coalition building and partnerships across the government, business and nonprofit sectors. She was vice president of Independent Sector, co-chair of the Alliance for National Renewal and Sustainable Communities and was instrumental in establishing CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation.

She has also served the Departments of Education and Health and Human Services as well as national organizations and special commissions at the Executive Director, Commissioner, Policy Advisor and Special Assistant to the Secretary levels. This followed an extensive career as an educator and administrator on the state and local levels.

A prolific writer, she has published dozens of works and received numerous honors, including selections by the Rockefeller Foundation to represent American women leaders to the Soviet Union and inclusion among America’s Top 100 Black Business and Professional Women. She was also a member of the President’s Committee on Education Partnerships.

At heart, Ms. Gray is a teacher and a leader in the best sense of the words.