Linda Gray, Community Program Adviser
Ms. Linda Gray is a Native Washingtonian with an extensive 29-year career in Human Resources in the federal government. She has served in various leadership roles in seven federal agencies to include the Federal Aviation Administration; Transportation Security Administration; U.S. Customs and Border Protection; the Internal Revenue Service, the Department of Defense, and the Small Business Administration. She is currently a senior executive at the Environmental Protection Agency where she serves as a human resources consultant as the Workforce Development Executive in the Office of Land Emergency Management (OLEM).
Her human resources experience includes strategic leadership of all policy, planning, and oversight activities associated with human resources programs and policies, to include: recruitment and staffing; training and development; diversity and inclusion; labor and employee relations; workforce planning; retirement and benefits, policy and accountability; and worklife programs. Some of her human resources highlights include: transforming and streamlining the frontline hiring process; instituting process improvements in all area of human resources through technology; and standing up a benefits operations center. Ms. Gray recently had the opportunity to serve on a detail at Bowie State University where she mentored and led the next generation of federal employees and leaders. She taught various sessions on leveraging strengths and aligning majors to federal employment.
She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Justice from The American University. Ms. Gray is also a graduate of the Senior Managers in Government course at The Harvard Kennedy School. She also holds certifications in Emotional Intelligence; MBTI (Myers Briggs); The DISC; FourSight; Stephen Covey’s Leading Across Generations; The seven Habits of Effective Leaders; Leading at the Speed of Trust; CliftonStrengths and Executive Coaching; She also led the development of several leadership development sessions and workshops utilizing CliftonStrengths; FourSight and MBTI. Ms. Gray is the CEO and President of The ”L” Group, LLC, a consultation service providing training, consulting, coaching, and leadership development. She is also a certified member of the John Maxwell Leadership Team.