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Ryan Ray

President and CEO, Jobs for Life


As President and CEO of Jobs for Life (JfL), Ryan continues his mission of creating pathways to meaningful work and entrepreneurial opportunities. He believes that, together, we can uplift humanity by helping all people experience the dignity of work. Ryan is a native of Dunn, NC. He lives in Garner, NC with his lovely wife, Tamia, and their two sons, Isaiah and Austin.
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We are North Carolina’s Most Trusted and Influential Source of Common Sense. The John Locke Foundation was created in 1990 as an independent, nonprofit think tank that would work “for truth, for freedom, and for the future of North Carolina.” The Foundation is named for John Locke (1632-1704), an English philosopher whose writings inspired Thomas Jefferson and the other Founders.

The John Locke Foundation is a 501(c)(3) research institute and is funded solely from voluntary contributions from individuals, corporations, and charitable foundations.