Ray Scheppach

Senior Advisor

Ray Scheppach, a senior advisor with Leavitt Partners, is the former executive director of the National Governors Association where he oversaw the day-to-day operations of one of the most influential public policy and lobbying groups in Washington, D.C. An expert on federal-state relations, Ray served the nation’s governors for 29 years.

Currently a Professor of Practice at the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy and a Visiting Fellow for Economic Policy at the Miller Center for Public Affairs, both at the University of Virginia, Ray is a public policy expert with extensive background in state policies related to health and social services.

Earlier in his career, Ray was the deputy director of the Congressional Budget Office and an economist with the Standard Oil Company.

He has written numerous professional articles on various public policy issues and has authored and co-authored four books on economics. Ray received his bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Maine and his master’s and doctorate degrees in economics from the University of Connecticut.