How to Swim with the Sharks: A Survival Guide for Leadership in Diverse Environments

by Vickie L. McCray

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Vickie L. McCray, MS, CISM, CIO

Vickie L. McCray has more than twenty years of leadership and management experience in the United States Government (Agriculture and State Department) and private industry (KPMG, ManTech, Pragmatics). She has held positions as a manager, audit manager, IT audit manager, technical advisor, project manager, and program manager.

Currently, she is the President and CEO of The McCray Group, Inc. The company specializes in providing executive leadership and oversight services to the federal government and private sector. Vickie is also the author of “How to Swim with the Sharks: A Survival Guide for Leadership in Diverse Environments”.

A strong believer in lifelong learning, McCray’s educational background includes a B.S. in Accounting from Chicago State University and an M.S. in Information Studies from Syracuse University. She also holds certifications as Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM), and Chief Information Officer (CIO).

She resides with her husband Patrick McCray.

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Events

  • Author: Vickie L. McCray, How to Swim with the Sharks: A Survival Guide for Leadership in Diverse Environments.
  • Where: Gospel Spreading Bookstore, 2002 Georgia Ave., NW, Washington DC
  • Date: November 7, 2015, 12-2pm
  • Occasion: Book drive presentation and book signing
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  • Book Signing

  • Author: Vickie L. McCray, How to Swim with the Sharks: A Survival Guide for Leadership in Diverse Environments.
  • Where: Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s Annual Legislative Conference, Author’s Pavilion (Exhibit Hall E), Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mt. Vernon Pl, NW Washington, DC. The Author’s Pavilion and exhibit hall is OPEN and FREE to the public.
  • Date: September 17, 2015 from 2:00pm- 4:00pm
  • Occasion: National Student Leadership Week Book Signing

  • Author: Vickie L. McCray, How to Swim with the Sharks: A Survival Guide for Leadership in Diverse Environments.
  • Where: Barnes & Noble, Potomac Yards, 3551 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria, Va.
  • Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 starting at 1:00pm
  • Occasion: Book Signing

  • Author: Vickie L. McCray, How to Swim with the Sharks: A Survival Guide for Leadership in Diverse Environments.
  • Where:Howard University Bookstore, 2400 Sixth St., NW, Washington, DC
  • Date: Friday, April 24th from 5-8pm
  • Occasion: National Student Leadership Week Book Signing

  • Author: Vickie L. McCray, How to Swim with the Sharks: A Survival Guide for Leadership in Diverse Environments.
  • Where: Barnes & Noble, Potomac Yards, 3551 Jefferson Davis Highway, Alexandria, Va.
  • Date: Saturday, February 28, 2015 starting at 1:00pm
  • Occasion: Book Signing

  • Author: Vickie L. McCray, How to Swim with the Sharks: A Survival Guide for Leadership in Diverse Environments.
  • Where: Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY
  • Date: February 26, 2015
  • Occasion: Book Signing