VP, College Advancement & External Communications

Laura Bray

Laura BrayLaura Bray is the vice president of college advancement and external communications and the executive director of the MATC Foundation Inc. She leads MATC’s efforts in strategic employer and partner engagement, fundraising, alumni relations, funding and awarding student scholarships, marketing and communications. Bray has spent her career forming public-private collaborative teams to deliver results in community and economic development. For 10 years, she was executive director of Menomonee Valley Partners, the nonprofit agency coordinating the Menomonee Valley’s revitalization.

Recognition for her work has included: Milwaukee Business Journal 40 Under 40; Daniel Burnham Visionary Award, Milwaukee Riverwalk District; and the Frank Kirkpatrick Award from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. A Milwaukee native, Bray holds an Executive Master of Business Administration degree and a bachelor’s degree in public relations and political science from Marquette University.