Dorothy Davis is President of Dorothy Davis Inc., an international project management and consulting company with expertise in design, management and implementation of strategic international, domestic and municipal cross-sector programs and special projects. The company interweaves public affairs, image building, marketing and communications to raise funds, influence policy, create effective coalitions that link global to local communities and increase visibility. Its slogan is "Building Bridges between People, Cultures and Business."
Born in Liberia and raised in Tunisia, Nigeria, Switzerland and the U.S., as the daughter of a pioneer African American US Foreign Service Officer, Ms. Davis has an extensive international background. Her company works with Heads of State and government, the United Nations, diplomatic corps, private sector, celebrities, civil society, media, national to local governments and non-profit organizations in the US and around the world. Ms. Davis brings creative thinking to complex challenges by leveraging global networks to identify local best practices.
A visitor of Tampa Bay for 20 years, Ms. Davis now resides in St. Petersburg. She is a member of the Program Committee of the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs, Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Businesses for Culture and the Arts (TBBCA) and an Advisor to the Board of Directors of the United Nations Association of the United States of America Tampa Bay Chapter. She has been a guest lecturer at the University of Central Florida in Orlando and before the Academy of Senior Professionals (ASPEC) based at Eckerd College. She also lectures and manages exhibitions of her father's legacy as a pioneer photographer, journalist and diplomat under Griffith J. Davis Photographs and Archives.
As part of the 50th Anniversary Independence celebrations of Barbados in 2016, Ms. Davis was interviewed in the first film about the country's Founding Father The Rt. Excellent Errol W. Barrow, "Barrow: Freedom Fighter," narrated by 82nd US Attorney General Eric Holder. Womens eNews 21 Leaders of the 21st Century 2015 Award as Transcontinental Developer of African Economic Justice in the category of Seven Who Interrupt Legacy Narratives. She received the Global Poverty Award from Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in April 2014. She was previously recognized by the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) for her pioneering work in promoting US overseas investment as Fortune Magazine's first African American Advertising Sales representative.
Ms. Davis received her M.S. degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and her Bachelor's degree in broadcasting and film with a minor in political science from Boston University. Ms. Davis was featured as a Communicator Without Borders in Boston University's 2017 alumni magazine, COMTalk: http://www.bu.edu/comtalk/2017/03/02/dorothy-davis-un/.