Ray Feldmann is an accomplished communications professional with 25+ years’ experience in media relations, crisis communication, issues management, media strategy, and government relations.
A former print journalist, Ray later served as media spokesperson for several Maryland state government agencies including the departments of environment, juvenile justice, and transportation. During his 12-year career with the state, he also served as a press secretary for two Maryland governors.
For eight years Ray held a series of increasingly responsible communications and media relations positions with the Washington, DC Metro transit system. He was working for Metro on 9/11/01 and during the days, weeks, and months that followed. He was frequently interviewed on safety, security, and terrorism issues by local, national, and international media.
In the private sector, Ray was a senior public relations manager at a Maryland-based communications firm that specialized in media relations, government relations, community relations, and crisis communication. Ray successfully managed accounts with several state and local government clients, including the Maryland Department of Transportation, State Highway Administration, and Maryland Transportation Authority.
Ray later served as Senior Director of Communications at Towson University, where he developed successful media relations strategies, advised senior leadership, and personally participated in interviews with numerous local and national media outlets including TIME magazine and ABC News. He successfully managed communications during a nine-hour student protest in the university president’s office, resulting in positive articles and editorials in local and national publications. While working at Towson, Ray also taught classes in public relations, social media strategy, and crisis communication.
Following five years at Towson University, Ray launched Feldmann Communications Strategies LLC in May 2018. His firm specializes in media strategy, publicity and public relations, story and Op-Ed placement, media training, and crisis communications.
Ray is also active in the Annapolis community. He holds a senior leadership post with St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, served as vice president and president of the West Annapolis Elementary School PTA, and is currently president of the Bates Middle School PTA. He also serves on a communications advisory council for Maryland Senator Sarah Elfreth (District 30A).
Ray lives in Annapolis with his wife, Christine Duray Feldmann, and their two children.