Devon Gray
President, End Poverty in California (EPIC)
2024 Speaker

Devon Gray is the president of End Poverty in California (EPIC), an advocacy organization founded by former Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs. At EPIC, Gray advances a statewide policy agenda focused on equal opportunity for all and changing narratives around poverty away from ones based in outdated stereotypes and into ones that better reflect the lived experiences of individuals and communities. 

Gray joined EPIC in 2022 as Tubbs' chief of staff and was named the organization's first president the following year. He previously served in the administration of Gov. Gavin Newsom as special advisor to the governor’s chief of staff and was also a policy advisor for Beto O'Rourke's presidential campaign, where he led the campaign's gun safety and criminal justice reform strategies. Before joining EPIC, Gray was a director with Evergreen Strategy Group, where he advised gun violence prevention organizations on policy and communications. 

Gray is a graduate of Stanford Law School and the Stanford Graduate School of Education, and his writing has been featured in CalMatters, Newsweek, The Hill and other publications.