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 Raymond K. Vann & Assoc., LLC
402 E. Shepherd Ave.
Lufkin, Texas 75901
 
 
(936) 634-2550 
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Professional Grant Consulting Since 1987

 

Raymond K. Vann & Associates was established in 1987 by Raymond K. Vann, Sr., to provide community development project administration for local governments throughout Texas.  Since 2004, our firm has operated under the direction of Raymond (Ray) K. Vann, Jr.   Although we have experienced significant growth over the last decade through word-of-mouth advertising, Raymond K. Vann & Associates, LLC, has purposely remained a small business that offers a personalized touch.  We do not want to be a jack-of-all-trades business and we do not offer pie-in-the-sky promises just to get new business.  Rather, we focus on simply offering the best, hands-on service to our clients. 

Our goal is not to become the biggest, or the wealthiest, or even the most recognized community development consulting firm, but rather to become a community development consulting firm that works for your community.  If your community desires a relationship with a firm that truly cares about your community and will only work in your interests, then we should talk.  We will honestly evaluate your needs and expectations and offer you our services only if we truly believe that our service will benefit your community and the citizens you serve.

 

RAYMOND (RAY) K. VANN, JR.

President

 

Ray joined Raymond K. Vann & Associates in 2001 and purchased the firm in 2004 from Raymond K. Vann, Sr.  In the past decade, Ray has overseen steady business growth and has managed over $60 Million in CDBG projects.

 

Prior to joining Raymond K. Vann & Associates, Ray founded a specialized high-end jewelry business in 1996.  His business maintained a steady growth pattern for three years and then was purchased by Houston-based Ashford.com.   Ray joined Ashford.com and assisted the company as it began trading publically on the NASDAQ stock exchange.  While serving as Merchandising Director at Ashford.com, Ray planned, developed and managed a new product division.  During his tenure, Ray's division exceeded every quarterly revenue sales projection and always operated under budget.  When Ray left Ashford.com, his division had grown to produce annual sales revenue of over $6 million. 

 

In addition to his professional life, Ray was ordained in 2007 to the Order of the Permanent Diaconate and serves as a Roman Catholic Deacon in the Diocese of Tyler.  Ray also serves as a volunteer Police Chaplain with the Lufkin Police Department. 

 

Ray holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in Theology from Saint Joseph’s College and is currently working toward a Doctor of Education degree in Organizational Leadership at Abilene Christian University.   

  

 

FE B. VANN

Director of Operations

 

Fe joined Raymond K. Vann & Associates, LLC, in 2004 as Manager of Accounts. In 2014, Fe assumed the role of Director of Operations and is responsible for overseeing the daily operations necessary for successful implementation of all projects.  

 

Prior to joining Raymond K. Vann & Associates, LLC, Fe founded a small manufacturing company in 1996.  Her business, Houston Pouch Company, provided quality storage solutions for watch, pen and jewelry collectors.  Fe closed Houston Pouch Company after moving to Lufkin and directing her focus on obtaining higher education. 

 

Fe holds an Associate in Applied Science Accounting degree from Angelina College and a Bachelor of Business Administration in Account degree from Stephen F. Austin State University. 

 

BILL HOPPE

Senior Project Manager

 

Bill joined Raymond K. Vann and Associates in February 2014 after retiring from the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA).  While at TDA, he worked in the Office of Rural Affairs administering federally funded Community Development Block Grant contracts and providing outreach to rural Texas communities.  Bill was assigned to TDA’s Nacogdoches Field Office for the last nine years of his state service where his primary customers were the elected officials and leaders in the rural East Texas counties and communities located in the Deep East Texas Council of Government and the East Texas Council of Government geographical areas.   
 
Prior to his state service, Bill spent over 24 years in the United States Air Force serving in various command and leadership positions.  As a career pilot in the KC-135 aircraft, he logged approximately 3,000 of flying time while conducting in-flight aerial refueling operations throughout the free world. 
 
A native of Nacogdoches, Bill earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Education from the University of Southern California.