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Stacey McCray


University of South Carolina, Master of Arts, Public Relations

Wake Forest University, Bachelor of Arts, Communication


Charlotte Chapter of the PRSA

Classroom Central

The First Tee of Charlotte

Roof Above

Mentor for Girl Talk Foundation, Inc

UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Award Luncheon



In 2021, Stacey McCray joined Southern fast-food chain Bojangles, Inc. as senior director of communications, where she is responsible for driving the organization’s internal and external communications strategy and overseeing execution of that strategy with executive leadership, staff and agencies. McCray brings 20 years of communications experience to the home of famous chicken, biscuits and sweet tea, 17 of those with the brand’s public relations agency of record – Luquire George Andrews. McCray built an impressive portfolio during her time at Luquire. In addition to her work for Bojangles, she helped promote the city’s hosting of the 2012 Democratic National Convention and oversaw high-profile campaigns for Belk, Snyder’s-Lance, National Gypsum and UNC Charlotte, among many others. 

Previously, McCray was the director of public relations for Johnson C. Smith University and an external communications supervisor for Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. McCray has received numerous awards, including the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Silver Anvil Award, the industry’s top honor. She also is an active community volunteer, having served on boards of the Charlotte Chapter of the PRSA, Classroom Central, The First Tee of Charlotte, Roof Above and as a mentor for Girl Talk Foundation, Inc. She chaired public relations for the annual UNCF Maya Angelou Women Who Lead Award Luncheon for five years and won the poet’s honor in 2013. 

Originally from Wadesboro, North Carolina, she holds a master’s degree in public relations from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Wake Forest University. She is married to Ontrell McCray, and they have two wonderful children.

Stacey McCray

Senior Director of Communications

Bojangles, Inc