Several months ago, The Pawling Record was proud to add another member to the team with new Director of Advertising Sales Stefanie Ray. Stefanie has proven herself to be an asset to the publication as we continue to provide the area with the very best coverage of community, commerce, and culture.
Originally from Long Island, Ray is a graduate of Marist College with a degree in Sports Communication. During her undergraduate studies, she interned with the Hudson Valley Renegades minor league baseball team. “I worked a lot of spectator events,” she explains. “It teaches you how to deal with lots of different types of people.”
After graduation, Stefanie accepted a sales rep position with Brooklyn Brewery. “My territory was Manhattan,” she recalls. “Two reasons I’m forever grateful for that job is that I learned the MTA subway system backwards and forwards, and I met my husband, Anthony.” Her work experience also includes time spent as an administrator in an advertising agency.
Stefanie enjoys partaking in improv, and attended the writing and performing program offered by the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York City. “I’ve taken every class they offer – I got on a house team, which is prestigious for the small group of people who actually know what that means,” she jokes. She still performs regularly as part of a group at the Beacon Performing Arts Center.
Two years ago, Stefanie’s husband accepted a new position in Westchester, and the family moved to Pawling. When the position of Ad Sales Director opened up this past winter, Stefanie saw working for The Pawling Record as a chance to get to know the area better. “It seemed like an interesting opportunity to meet everyone in town,” she says. When she isn’t busy selling ad space for the newspaper, Stefanie is hard at work with the most important job of all, raising her two children, Alice and Brennan.
Anyone interested in purchasing advertising space in The Pawling Record can contact Stefanie by email at Ads@PawlingRecord.org.