EMPLOYEE SPOTLIGHT: Shawn Gray

Get to know Shawn Gray, the Thunder Ridge Solutions Program Manager for the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) School of Applied Information Technology (SAIT) training contract. Shawn has been with All Native Group for a little over a year.

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?
I am a creative person by nature. In my role as the FSI TechTalks Cybersecurity Webinar Series Manager, I have had the distinct opportunity to build a successful training platform from a blank canvas.

How have you been able to grow since you started at ANG?
Since I’ve started at ANG, I have become more of a leader validated by actions.

What has been one of your favorite projects so far, and why?
My favorite project has been the collaborative efforts realized in the emergence of the FSI Information Security Instructor Team and the FSI TechTalks Cybersecurity webinar program. The timing of these efforts could not have been better because it afforded SAIT to continue to provide Instructor-Led Virtual and Just-In-Time training to the Department of State personnel. The resilience of the team to execute the training mission despite health, travel and protocol restrictions was unprecedented. Our mantra is “We Are Raining Training!”

What do you like to do outside of work?
I love deep sea fishing, mentoring and supporting church and community activities.

What is something about you that might surprise people?
Most people are surprised to learn that I write poetry and spoken word.

What has surprised you about working for ANG?
I have been surprised as to how much is given back to the Native community and the Elders. This is refreshing to me because I was reared to respect and take care of my elders.

What insights or advice would you give to someone who is thinking about applying to work here?
I would tell a potential employee that if you are looking to be a part of a truly diverse culture, then this is the company for you!