Guanming Fang Ray is an accomplished business attorney with over 20 years of experience. She is currently Deputy General Counsel at Priority Technology Holdings, Inc., a leading provider of payment processing, commercial payment solutions and other payment transaction services. Previously, Guanming was General Counsel at WePartner Group, LLC, a fast-growing local real estate company; and Vice President Corporate Counsel at Worldpay US, Inc., a global payment processing company. Prior to joining corporate legal departments, Guanming practiced law at regional and national law firms for over 16 years. She was a partner at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP, n/k/a Womble Bond Dickinson, where she advised companies of all sizes in their mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances, private equity financing, technology licensing and other transactions; and lead the firm’s China Practice. Guanming was born and raised in China and is fluent in Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese, in addition to English.
Guanming is active in the community, having served in boards of directors of numerous non-profit organizations, including Zoo Atlanta, Georgia China Alliance, Association of Corporate Counsel Georgia Chapter, Georgia Asian Pacific American Bar Association, and GAPABA Law Foundation.Guanming received her B.A. from Zhongshan (Sun Yat- sen) University in Guangzhou, China; and her J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif) from Florida State University College of Law.Guanming has won numerous awards, including being named one of the “Georgia Rising Stars” by Atlanta Magazine in 2005 and one of the “25 Most Influential Asian Americans in Georgia” by Georgia Asian Times in 2012.