Author: Lessons from a CF Cornerman: 38 Lessons I Learned During my Wife’s Illness and Lung Transplant (IAN Book of the Year!)

Raymond Poole earned a BS degree in Mechanical and Materials Engineering from the University of Connecticut as well as an MBA from Indiana University. Throughout his career, he has worked in Operations, Engineering Management, and Marketing. Ray has earned a patent, a lean six-sigma certification, and has won two national championships in fighting.

Inspired by his wife Rebecca and her struggles with Cystic Fibrosis, Ray became involved with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and was named “Milwaukee’s Finest” in 2013 in honor of his volunteerism and fundraising efforts. He became a member of the Wisconsin CFF Leadership Board and later won the 2014 Eaton Stover Volunteerism award.

He holds a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and has trained and competed in several martial arts including Muay Thai and Jujitsu. In his spare time, Ray enjoys working on his cars, lifting weights, and entertaining friends and family. Ray does not enjoy running, but he does it anyway…like a boss.