Christina Willingham serves as the Director of Program Management for The Ray. Prior to joining the team, she enjoyed 35-year career in public service.  This included the City of Austin, TX, Travis County, Texas, the Commonwealth of Kentucky, and other agencies.

At the City of Austin, she served as the inaugural Manager of the Smart Mobility Office in the Austin Transportation Department.  As part of the Smart Mobility Office, she oversaw emerging technologies as they related to transportation programming and transportation infrastructure.  She also was responsible for creating and maintaining public private partnerships, public and business placemaking, public policy creation, staff management, DEI, IT project management, and systems creation.  Prior to joining Austin Transportation Department, she worked for the Development Services Department in the areas of land use and organizational development, and in the Human Resources Department where she oversaw areas in workforce development and training, quality assurance, municipal civil service, executive recruitment, and community engagement.

Christina graduated with her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.