Ray Herras is Founder, CEO, and Managing Member of Adara Strategy Group LLC based in Alexandria, Virginia. He is a mentor, coach, consultant, and public speaker. Prior to moving to New York, he lived seven years in the Washington DC area working in public sector consulting for the U.S. Department of Defense in the fields of cyber threat intelligence and industrial security.
Prior to DC, Ray lived and worked in Atlanta for over six years in public service as a Department of the Army government civilian supporting the U.S. Army Reserve.
He was awarded the 2016 Distinguished Alumnus in Military Service Award from the Columbus State University Alumni Association (CSUAA). Ray holds a BS in Computer Science, Columbus State University, Columbus, Ga., Master of Business Administration from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala., and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in the City of New York.
He was awarded a certificate of completion for the “Cybersecurity: The Intersection of Policy of Technology,” Program, July 2015, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, Executive Education.
His nonpartisan Research Interests include but are not limited to National Security, Cybersecurity, Cyber Policy, Internet Governance, U.S. Foreign Policy, Diversity and Inclusion in Technology, Entrepreneurship, and Digital and Press Freedom.
Ray currently spends his time between New York City and Alexandria, Virginia.
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