“The Chamber’s members are situated at the hub of an extensive transportation network with borders on five western states. Freight rail is a standout partner in this network, investing billions each year into its infrastructure. Every private dollar spent by railroads benefits Nevada’s business community as well as taxpayers.”

Tray Abney has served as the Director of Government Relations for The Chamber of Reno, Sparks, and Northern Nevada for over nine years. He previously served as Legislative Director for Nevada Governor Jim Gibbons, after spending four years working for Gibbons during his tenure as congressman, including as a senior staff member in Gibbon’s Washington, DC congressional office.

Abney graduated summa cum laude from Missouri State University with a B.S. in political science and minors in sociology and public administration. He received an M.A. in political management from the Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University. Abney currently resides with his wife and their son in Reno.

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