Alex Payson currently serves as the Transportation and Energy Manager for The Ray. Prior to joining the team, she worked for over five years in various roles for the Smart Mobility Office within the City of Austin’s Transportation Department. During this time, Alex acted as the lead for policy and research development, focusing on the impact of national, state and local regulations on the implementation of emerging mobility technology. She also worked closely with various public and private sector entities to integrate innovative technology into Austin’s urban transportation network.

As a project manager for the Smart Mobility Office’s Pilot Program, Alex led the planning and deployment of various curb space pilots, exploring the intersection of technology and asset management. 

She holds a Master’s of Global Policy from the University of Texas at Austin and a B.A. in Economics and International Trade from the University of Central Arkansas.