Group General Counsel & Chief Compliance Officer
Ms. Gray serves as group general counsel and chief compliance officer of CNL Financial Group and CNL’s managing broker-dealer, CNL Securities Corp., which markets and distributes CNL’s multiple alternative investment products. In her role she provides strategic in-house legal support for CNL and leads its distribution operations, regulatory due diligence, compliance and corporate legal teams. She has been part of CNL’s legal team since May of 2012, and has previously served in various other legal roles, including deputy general counsel of CNL’s capital markets business, senior vice president of legal, and assistant general counsel to several of CNL’s non-traded real estate investment trusts.
Prior to joining CNL, Ms. Gray served as general counsel and various other roles at Servant Investments, an Orlando-based private real estate investment management company, for over six years. Ms. Gray began her career as an attorney with Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A., also in Orlando.
Ms. Gray earned a juris doctor degree, cum laude, from the University of Florida and two bachelor of science degrees, cum laude, in accounting and finance from the University of Central Florida. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and currently holds her FINRA Series 7, 63 and 24 registrations.
Ms. Gray is an Orlando native and was recognized in 2016 as one of the Orlando Business Journal’s “40 under 40.” She serves as immediate past chair of the Association of Corporate Counsel’s Corporate and Securities Network. She previously served on Habitat for Humanity of Greater Orlando & Osceola County’s board of directors for ten years, including as its chair for two years. Through CNL, she is a member of the Institute for Portfolio Alternatives (IPA) and the Alternative & Direct Investment Securities Association (ADISA).
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