After serving our country for 23 years in the U.S. Military, I've spent the past 22 years honing my skills as an emergency manager at some of the premier organizations in government, disaster relief, consulting, nonprofit, and the private sector. Below is a list of the organizations I've been blessed to serve during my career.
Director of Disaster Services
Corporate Mgr. Workplace Resilience
Manager - Emergency Preparedness
Manager- Preparedness & Response
Senior Emergency Mgt. Consultant
Regional Preparedness Mgr.
Director of Operations
External Affairs Officer
Public Affairs Specialist
Air Traffic Controller
What I've Been Doing
These are some of my major collaborations and initiatives
Native Community Disaster Resilience Program
Native communities face unique challenges in disaster and emergency management and preparedness. education. We have worked closely with native stakeholders to develop tools, materials, and programs designed to support disaster literacy, tribal family preparedness, and resilience through sustainable models.
Ground-Breaking Resilience Technology
Life Saving Advice provides location-based information of critical resources regardless of network connection. It provides locations of medical facilities, emergency shelters, food, pharmacies, gasoline, and other essentials through your smart device while funding local preparedness programs.
Climate Resiliency Transforming Urban Communities
Blacks in Green’s signature Sustainable Square Mile is the gold standard for Black community development. Our unique whole-system approach to whole-system problems is designed to increase our communities’ wealth and well-being in the context of a changing climate.
The Sustainable Square Mile concept embodies BIG’s 8 Principles of Green Village Building, from neighbor-owned green enterprises to locally produced clean energy.
Full Speed Ahead - Navigating The Complexities of Corporate Emergency Management
Most companies and practitioners think Business Continuity, Emergency Management, and Crisis Management are all one big tent. Although each has some synergies, they are really quite distinctive in their character, roles, and importance for a well-rounded workplace resiliency program. Read my article as published in the Journal of Business Continuity and Emergency Planning.
Why I Became The Anti-Disaster Kit Advocate
For more than two decades "Get -A-Kit has been the call to action to get people ready for disasters. It has also been largely ignored by the public, and for those who can't afford it, an impossible and impractical venture. Disaster kits are not preparedness. In fact, no statistics exist to show one instance where having a few convenience items will actually save someone's life in an emergency. Learn why I'm an advocate for abandoning the continued promotion of what I call the Preparedensss Placebo, in favor of new approaches that will actually help people get ready for disasters.
In the Media
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New Year's Day 2022 Host Dane Neal on WGN Radio
Vince Davis speaks on Preparedness Tips and what homeowners can do to be more resilient on the House Smarts Show New Year's Day 2022.
Host Mark Hoffman
Join Vince Davis As He Discusses the important issues of racial inequity in Emergency Management.
Host Peter Steinfeld
Sponsored By Alert Media
Vince discusses impediments and solutions to improve Diversity Equity and Inclusion in the Workplace.