Tray Abney has served as the Director of Government Relations for The Chamber of Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada for nine years. He is responsible for ensuring that the largest broad-based business organization in Northern Nevada has a voice at all levels of government, including city, county, state, and federal. During the four previous Nevada Legislative Sessions, Tray worked with the Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce and other business groups to pass much needed long-term spending and education reforms into law.
Prior to joining the Chamber, Tray served as Legislative Director for Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons. Tray spent four years working for Gibbons, including as a senior staff member in his Washington, DC congressional office. During the 2007 Nevada Legislative Session, Tray was responsible for ensuring that the Governor’s agenda was approved by the Legislature and served as the Governor’s lobbyist in the legislative building.
Tray graduated summa cum laude from Missouri State University in 2003, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science, with minors in Sociology and Public Administration. Tray received his Master of Arts Degree in Political Management from the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University in Washington, DC in 2005.