WOW 1 DAY PAINTING Has Arrived in Central Maryland
After a long and successful career in healthcare management, Donald Ray was ready to try something new. By joining WOW 1 DAY PAINTING as one of our newest franchise partners, he’s fulfilling a lifelong dream of becoming an entrepreneur.
Let’s hear what he has to say about his new journey as a business owner with WOW 1 DAY PAINTING.
Why did you choose WOW 1 DAY PAINTING?
I chose WOW 1 DAY PAINTING because of the successful franchise history of O2E Brands and because I was very impressed by the WOW branding and concept for painting.
What was your background prior to joining WOW 1 DAY PAINTING?
Prior to joining WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, I was senior vice president and general counsel for a New York City hospital for 24 years, and for the past 10 years I was a vice president with a major medical system in Maryland.
What are you looking forward to most about being a WOW 1 DAY PAINTING business owner?
I am most looking forward to the new challenge of operating my own business, which has been a long-time dream of mine. I am also excited about being in the position to create jobs in my community.
What are your passions outside of work?
My first passion is my family, so I enjoy activities that allow me to spend more time with them. I also enjoy the theater and arts.
How are you involved with your community?
I am a foster care parent and work with organizations that offer mentoring and support services to youth in the foster care system.
Do you have any role models or key motivators in your life?
I am generally motivated by positive people who are doing exceptional things in their lives. For me, role models are everywhere!
What makes Maryland Central as an area, unique?
Located along the Interstate 95 corridor between Baltimore City and the suburbs of Washington, DC, Central Maryland contains several of the most populated counties in the state. Among the most densely populated counties are Anne Arundel, Montgomery and Prince George's counties, which comprise my territory. Over 65% of all households in this area have a high annual income and most are homeowners. This represents a great opportunity for my franchise.
Fun facts about you, or anything else you'd like to share?
Although I relocated to the Maryland/DC area from New York over 10 years ago, I am I still an avid fan of New York sports teams, in particular the Giants, Knicks, and Yankees!