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Ray Bates

Executive Director, Business Services

Ray Bates
Phone: 215-573-2805


Ray Bates is an Executive Director within the Business Services Division and has overall accountability for the Human Resources function, the Penn Children's Center, and the Penn Ice Rink. 

As the Senior Human Resources leader, he oversees the HR team’s delivery of HR services, across the entirety of the HR service delivery continuum.  In close partnership with divisional leaders he develops, and ensures execution of, functional strategy designed to address the organizational needs of diverse client areas which extends to both unionized and non-unionized environments.

In addition to functional leadership for the HR function, Ray also provides leadership oversight and is accountable for the budgetary, long-range fiscal planning, capital planning and overall strategic execution for the Penn Children's Center and the Penn Ice Rink.

Ray came to Penn in 2020 and prior to that he spent time with Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The Boeing Company in various HR and business roles.  A double alumnus of Michigan State University, Ray earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in HR Management from the Broad College of Business, and a Master’s degree from the School of Human Resources & Labor Relations. Ray additionally holds an MBA from Washington State University’s Carson College of Business. He is a veteran of both the US Army, and the US Marine Corps, with a combined 15 years of military service.

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