Vincent Davis

Senior Consultant Greater Chicago Area Current Past Senior Consultant at Beck Disaster Recovery, Inc. Manager Regional Preparedness at American Red Cross Director of Opeations & Military Affairs at Save A Life Foundation External Affairs Specialist at DHS FEMA
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Education

Roosevelt University Kendall College

Connections 22 connections Industry Consumer Services Websites • My Company

Vincent Davis's Summary
Seasoned professional with 8 years of focused emergency management expertise gained at FEMA and the American Red Cross, and 25 years in business telecommunications and military public affairs. Throughout my career I have consistently demonstrated sound judgment, flexibility, initiative and commitment working in environments of rapid change. I am adept at developing and sustaining complex relationships with stakeholders of divergent interests; highly regarded among peers, superiors and colleagues as a consensus builder, problem solver and an effective communicator. Vincent Davis’s Specialties: Project Management, Grant Management, Program Development, Mitigation Planning, Report Writing, Preparedness Planning, Public Affairs, Community Relations, HSEEP Exercise Planning

Vincent Davis's Experience
Senior Consultant
Beck Disaster Recovery, Inc. (Privately Held; Management Consulting industry) February 2010 — Present (2 months) BDR is one of the nation’s premier emergency management and homeland security consultancies, providing all hazards mitigation, preparedness/planning, response, recovery and reconstruction services; continuity of operations, continuity of government and emergency operations planning; risk management and mitigation, and training and exercise design services to local, state and federal government agencies nationwide. We have worked with organizations of all sizes, ranging from major metropolitan urban areas to rural communities. Since 2001, the firm has supported more than 100 collaborative planning projects for hazard identification, risk assessment, business resumption planning and training and exercising, while ensuring compliance with federal, state and industry standards Manager Regional Preparedness American Red Cross (Non-Profit; Non-Profit Organization Management industry)

November 2007 — December 2009 (2 years 2 months) Responsible for coordination and collaboration with government and non-governmental stakeholders to plan and implement risk-based catastrophic preparedness programs for the 8.6 million citizens in 7 county metropolitan area. • Implemented new project management methods and developed customized tools for Regional Preparedness Program, a multi-year catastrophic capacity building initiative considered a national best practices model. • Led a 17-member external advisory panel producing first ever Regional Disaster Preparedness Plan for the Go To 2040 Project, a 30-year planning and public policy initiative sponsored by the Chicago Community Trust.

Director of Opeations & Military Affairs
Save A Life Foundation (Non-Profit Organization Management industry) June 2005 — November 2007 (2 years 6 months) Managed and conducted daily operations and provided program oversight of national non-profit. • Successfully negotiated 1 million dollar federal appropriation used to fund CPR training for 8,000 youth in 29 states under National Guard Youth Challenge program. • Organized law enforcement, child advocacy, homeland security, and community-based groups’ participation in a groundbreaking anti-violence back-to-school safety event generating extensive media coverage.

External Affairs Specialist
DHS FEMA (Government Agency; Broadcast Media industry) November 2002 — May 2005 (2 years 7 months) • Disseminated agency program and policy guidance and information to media, local, state and regional stakeholders • Cadre manager, coordinating deployment of Community Relations field staff for 6 Presidential declared disasters in Region V • Prepared daily media briefings and policy guidance to government officials liaison for TOPOFF-2 Homeland Security Exercise Chicago venues • Led training and deployment of over 800 Citizen Corps and federal agency volunteers to 19 Alabama counties for Hurricane Ivan response • Selected to serve on FEMA HQ Task Force to design and implement unprecedented recruiting, deployment and training effort for 11,000 field staff responding to Hurricanes Charley, Frances and Ivan

Director of Operations
CommuniTech Services (Privately Held; Telecommunications industry) April 1992 — October 2002 (10 years 7 months) Recruited, and supervised national cadre of field technicians providing manufacturer level support of telecommunications voice processing systems. Conducted B2B Sales of voice processing equipment and maintenance agreements to small and medium sized companies.

Vincent Davis's Education
Roosevelt University 1979 — 1980 Kendall College Sociology 1971 — 1972

Additional Information
Vincent Davis’s Websites: My Company Vincent Davis’s Interests: Gospel Music, volunteering, reading Vincent Davis’s Groups: Illinois National Guard Association Illinois Services Emergency Management Association Vincent Davis’s Honors: Employee of the Year CommuniTech Services 1995 Air Force Achievement Medal - Public Affairs 1984 Army Achievement Medal - Public Affairs 1991, 1993 FEMA Certificate of Appreciation Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan, & Jeanne 2004

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