About Us

Drawing on his broad experience in media relations and with newspaper editorial boards, Bill Ray founded WR Communications in 2005. The company began as a one-man PR business and soon evolved into a leading full-service public affairs firm, engaged in many of the highest profile public policy issues in Colorado. WR Communications now operates across the Rocky Mountain West and serves a wide variety of clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to rural special districts.

WR Communications' approach to public affairs representation is guided by the principle that public policy debates do not happen in a vacuum. Elected officials, community and business leaders, citizens, journalists and interest groups all function as proponents—and sometimes opponents—on issues significant to our communities. Clear, concise and effective communication allows these groups to engage in the debate. Presenting thorough, well-defined positions results in a productive discussion and, ideally, a positive resolution of the issue at hand.

WR Communications provides this comprehensive strategic communications and issues management support for our clients, including:

  • Bronco Billy's Casino
  • CenturyLink
  • City for Champions / Colorado Springs
  • Coloradans for Responsible Reform
  • Colorado Association of Homebuilders
  • Colorado Consumer Coalition
  • Colorado Contractors Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Colorado High School Activities Association
  • Colorado Rural Electric Association
  • Colorado Telecommunications Association
  • Denver School of Nursing
  • Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S.
  • Don't Turn Racetracks Into Casinos
  • EnCana Oil and Gas (USA) Inc.
  • George K. Baum and Company
  • Homeownership Opportunity Alliance
  • Isle of Capri / Black Hawk
  • Natural Soda Inc. / Rio Blanco County
  • Pfizer Inc.
  • Rocky Mountain Energy Forum / API
  • Wine and Spirits Wholesalers of Colorado
  • Woodmoor Water and Sanitation District
  • Workers' Compensation Coalition
  • Multiple special district and local issues and elections

WR Communications provided senior-level campaign services for several winning statewide campaigns, including:

  • CFRR 2014 – Senior policy director and Finance Committee co-coordinator for campaign against anti-energy ballot initiatives
  • No on 68 campaign (2014) – Senior campaign consultant
  • No on 60/61/101 campaign (2010) – Communications and policy management
  • Vote No on 58 (2008) – Campaign management
  • Vote No on 38 (2006) – Press and communications support
  • Vote No on 39 (2006) – Press and communications support
  • Vote Yes on C&D (2005) – Policy and research management