George P. Bray


George P. Bray

Elected Paducah’s 40th Mayor in 2020, Mayor George Bray has combined a drive for job growth and economic development with fiscal accountability. As a cornerstone project, he helped lead the successful fund raising and construction of the new Barkley Regional Airport Terminal, the first in over 65 years. Reflecting fiscal responsibility under his leadership, the City of Paducah has had no need to raise taxes and is using its resources to partner with the McCracken County Fiscal Court for two new, large capital projects. The first focuses on both growth and quality of life through the new Paducah Sports Park, an outdoor sports complex targeting a growing sports tourism market, while the second replaces an obsolete 911 system with a state-of-the-art approach to better ensure the safety of the community. Understanding that a community only thrives with broad engagement, he has successfully supported greater diversity and minority inclusion across community projects and boards, and has been at the forefront of building and economic development projects to create greater opportunity.

Summary of Qualifications 

  • Community Leader knowledgeable and skilled in community affairs
  • Strategic thinker highly skilled in developing new visions and building & leading teams
  • 40 years of progressive and professional leadership with successful track record driving results
  • Exceptional team management experience in variety of complex environments 
  • High energy manager with track record of successful management accomplishments
  • Dynamic leader with reputation of authenticity able to bring energy and enthusiasm to any effort



    Mayor of Paducah, Kentucky USA

    January 2021 – Present 

    International Federation of Pharmaceutical Wholesalers (IFPW)

    November 2016 – Present

    VP Member Engagement – IFPW

    VP Programs & Services – IFPW Foundation


    AmerisourceBergen Corporation, Inc.

    1997- 2016


    Vice President Customer Development – Walgreens

    2013 – 2016 

    Managed the relationship for ABC with its largest customer and the worlds largest retail drug chain


    Lead Integration President

    2012 – 2013

    Supported the integration of the largest customer into the ABC distribution network and successfully integrated operating regions, the distribution center network, and regional functions, representing over $50M of savings.


    Regional Vice President – North Region   

    2004 – 2012

    • Led AmerisourceBergen Drug Company’s largest region with responsibility for 800+ associates, $25B+ in revenue, and $350M in Operating Income. 
    • Restructured long time regional management group into high performing team.
    • Was chosen to successfully integrate two regions into the single largest ABDC operating region


    Vice President, Distribution Center Manager – Paducah, KY

    2001 – 2004

    Managed ABCs top distribution center


    Corporate Vice President Sales & Marketing – Health Systems

    2000 – 2001

    Responsible for largest customer segment within AmerisourceBergen


    Vice President, General Manager – Birmingham Division

    1998 – 2000

    Successfully managed largest division turnaround effort in company history

    Replaced management team and retooled division.


    Vice President, Sales & Marketing – Paducah Region/Division

    1997 – 1998

    Managed sales, marketing, and sales operations for corporation’s most successful division


    D&K Healthcare Resources, St. Louis, Missouri

    1992 – 1996

    Division President, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing, member of the Board of Directors, and senior member of management team recruited to turnaround and grow company as it filed for IPO.


    L.S. DuBois Son & Co., Inc. / Alco Health Services/Corporation/ AmeriSource Corporation

       May 1973 – August 1989

    • President-L.S. DuBois division of AHSC/AmeriSource    
    • Senior Vice President – L.S. DuBois division of AHSC                          
    • V. P. Regional Development-Alco Health Services Corporation   
    • Vice President Sales-L.S. DuBois Son & Company Inc.                                                     
    • Director of Sales & Marketing – L.S. DuBois Son & Co., Inc.
    • Marketing Manager- L.S. DuBois Son & Co., Inc.


      Ohio State University – Fisher College of Business

       Columbus, Ohio 


       Honors: Deloitte Business Plan Finalist


      Indiana University – Kelley School of Business

      Bloomington, Indiana                             

      B.S. Business Administration 

      Honors: Deans List five semesters


      Northwestern University-Kellogg School of Mgt.,             

      Evanston, Illinois

      Executive Development Program 

      Community Afairs

      Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO)

      Member of Executive Board 

      National Quilt Museum

      Board of Directors

      Paducah Area Chamber of Commerce

      Board of Directors

      Paducah Junior College

      Board of Trustees

      Purchase Area Health Department

      Board of Directors


      Purchase Area Health Department

      Board of Directors


      Barkley Regional Airport Authority (PAH)

      Past Chairman of the Board of Directors


      Oscar Cross Boys & Girls Club

      Past Advisor, Investor, Board of Directors


      Salesian Boys & Girls Club, Columbus, OH

      Past Advisor, Investor, Board of Directors


      Columbus, OH Boys & Girls Club

      Past Advisor, Investor, Board of Directors

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