James T. (Buddy) Ray III
Director of Finance and Administration
Buddy was born and raised in Louisville, Kentucky as the oldest of 8 kids. He grew up at St. Clement Catholic Church before moving to southern Indiana in 1994. He attended Bishop David High School and received a BSBA in Accounting from the University of Louisville. He is a Certified Public Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, and Chartered Global Management Accountant and a member of the Kentucky Society of CPAs and American Institute of CPAs. Buddy brings over 35 years of professional accounting experience obtained from publicly held, privately owned, and not-for-profit organizations, as well as serving 10 years as Athletic Administrator for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
He is an active member of Holy Family Parish in New Albany, where he serves on the Pastoral Council as a Lector and as a Eucharistic Minister. He has coached and officiated high school basketball in Kentucky and Indiana. Buddy and his wife Margaret have a son Brian and a daughter Sarah.