David Gray

Hey, there! I'm
David Gray.

I spend my time improving legal and business operations, and I'm also (still?!) a creative marketing strategist.

About Me

I have over 12 years of experience in business operations and marketing/communications.I'm currently the business project manager at a legal aid organization serving the Tampa Bay area. I focus on improving legal and business operations through process improvement, project management, technology, and innovation. I'm also a project lead or advisor on several multi-year, six-figure Legal Services Corporation grants.Before changing careers, I focused on marketing and communications, including marketing strategy, digital marketing, website design and development, public relations, branding, and creative design. During my career, I worked with over 200 companies, most notably second-stage growth companies, including working as a consultant, working at a marketing agency, and working in-house at startups, law firms, and corporations.I hold an MBA with a specialization in strategic innovation from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) certification, Legal Lean Sigma® Yellow Belt in Process Improvement and Project Management, and several nonprofit management certifications.I also volunteer with several organizations: Mentor – Access to Justice Tech Fellows Program, Board Member – The Outreach Free Clinic and Resource Center, Advisor – Digital Marketing Certificate Program at the University of South Florida.

Noteworthy Projects

A2J Jobs
A free job board for access to justice careers. The A2J Jobs mission is to help connect like-minded professionals and organizations improving access to justice and fill the much-needed roles serving low-income and vulnerable individuals, families, and communities across the United States.
Funding: $274,000
Timeline: 2 years
Description: FosterPower is a movement to improve the lives and futures of youth in foster care by creating access to information on their benefits, protections, and legal rights.
Document Automation
Funding: $138,000
Timeline: 3 years
Description: An internal document automation project that will allow legal staff to generate firm documents and legal forms more efficiently to better serve clients.

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