Tom E. Davis

TomDavisTom E. Davis, Vice President, is an accomplished communicator and communications strategist who has worked in the United States and internationally with companies such as Amoco, Mobil, DuPont, Commonwealth Edison, Phillip Morris, and Bethlehem Steel, and has consulted in countries ranging from Japan to Kuwait. He has helped design strategic communications programs for multinational businesses, nonprofits, and government agencies, and provided communication training to hundreds of executives.

For over twenty-five years Mr. Davis has helped clients in both the government and the private sector address their communication needs. He has led project teams that have helped develop communication strategies for government entities such as the Department of Defense, National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Food and Drug Administration, and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, companies including AT&T Wireless, DuPont Chemicals, and Amoco, non-profits such as Operation Smile and LUNGevity, and has written numerous op-eds and authored articles for government, corporate, and non-profit leaders.

He has provided strategic communications support to clients on matters ranging from entering new markets and introducing new products to securing operating and expansion collateral and addressing and alleviating public concern over products and practices. He co-authored a matrix driven issues management process trademarked as COMSEM, and has used that process successfully on behalf of numerous clients including NIDA, Burns & Roe/General Atomics, AT&T Wireless, Philip Morris, the Federal Transit Authority and the American Water Works Foundation.

A recognized expert in the field of crisis management, Mr. Davis has lectured widely, worked internationally, and written extensively on issues related to strategy and crisis management. He co-authored the manual used by the Chemical Manufacturers Association to teach the principles of crisis management to its members, and published a series of articles on crisis preparedness and response in Japan. He has provided communication support in crises ranging from health concerns and natural disasters to oil spills, kidnappings, transportation strikes, and a host of litigation issues.

Mr. Davis’ areas of expertise include written persuasion and strategic communications counsel. He has helped numerous clients develop targeted messaging campaigns by using a combination of deliberative research and interactive messaging sessions to identify and hone messages that speak to specific needs and concerns of critical audiences. He has provided media training to hundreds of executives, lectured widely and written extensively on strategic communication, and has appeared as an expert commentator on numerous radio and television programs, including ABC’s Good Morning America. He has written speeches for the Postmaster General, the Chairmen of the Interstate Commerce Commission and the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Director of the United Nations Information Centre, and numerous other political and business leaders. He also has served as an adjunct professor of communication at American University in Washington, D.C.