Bernard Gray – Founder & President
Berny returned to Winston-Salem and spent 15 years with Summit Communications Group, a holding company for radio broadcasting, cable television, and other communications properties. He retired as Executive Vice President and Vice Chairman. The company was sold to Time Warner.
Berny established Gray Ventures in 1991. He concurrently served on the boards of the Council for Entrepreneurial Development in RTP, Southern Capital Forum in Atlanta, and the Lang Entrepreneurial Center and Fund in NYC. He cofounded Southeast Investors Group.
Berny has also engaged in pro bono work as a board member and volunteer during his career. His service includes supporting St. Paul’s School, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Columbia Business School, Emory University, Wake Forest University, and Trinity School in Atlanta; The North Carolina Dance Theatre, Old Salem, and the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art; and Winship Cancer Institute and Skyland Trail, a nationally recognized nonprofit mental health treatment center, both in Atlanta.
Berny is married to Anne Howell Gray. Daughter Julia is the mother of Nathalie Bernard Kimball, and his son, Alex, is a Vice President of Gray Ventures.
Berny enjoys reading British and American History and Contemporary English Literature. He spends time at his clubs: Jupiter Island Club, Piedmont Driving Club, Roaring Gap Club, and The Brook.