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Movers and Shakers: Ray Casas

Movers and Shakers: Ray Casas

Ray Casas is the director of community impact at the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and a public and government relations expert

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Ray Casas is the director of community impact at the Texas Rangers Baseball Club,chair of the Texas Rangers’ diversity, equity, and inclusion council, and a public and government relations professional with nearly thirty years of experience working with and for major corporations and nonprofit organizations across the world.

Casas’s professional career began at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he served as an admissions counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and later rose through to the role of assistant director of undergraduate admissions.

After eight years in higher education, Casas moved to Washington, DC, and worked for the Hispanic Heritage Foundation and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, under the leadership of Chairwoman Grace Flores Napolitano representing California. After spending time on Capitol Hill, Casas then accepted a role with MTV Networks in New York City, overseeing the public affairs department for then start-up, MTV Tr3s, a channel aimed at reaching US Latino millennials.

Casas then returned to Washington, DC, and served as manager of government relations for Viacom (now Paramount). He served as one of the company’s leading advocates in Washington, advising its senior executives on a wide range of policy matters affecting the entertainment industry. Casas also served as one of the company’s liaisons between their movie studio (Paramount Pictures), cable channels (MTV Networks & BET Networks), and the White House.

The Huffington Post named Casas one of 2014’s 40 under 40 Latinos in American Politics. After leaving Viacom in 2016, he started a boutique, public relations consulting firm in Los Angeles, focusing on projects that included nonprofit campaigns and the entertainment world. That same year, he was selected as a member of the NextGen Tech Policy Program by Google.

In his spare time, Casas takes part in several philanthropic projects and serves as a media advisor to Power to Decide and Bring Change 2 Mind. In 2021, Ray joined the board of directors for SafeHaven of Tarrant County, the largest service provider for domestic violence survivors in Tarrant County.

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