Places I've worked
Air Traffic Control Specialist
Public Information Specialist
Community Relations Manager
Regional Preparedness Manager
Senior Emergency Program Consultant
Emergency Preparedness Mgr.
Emergency Mgt. Program Manager
Corporate Workplace Resilience Manager
I pursue passions not paychecks.
Vince Davis currently serves as corporate workplace resilience manager for Amazon in Seattle. He was previously the emergency preparedness and response manager for Sony PlayStation. Before joining Sony, Vince was program manager of emergency preparedness and response for Walgreens Co. Vince began his emergency management career after a 23-year career in the U.S. Air Force and Illinois National Guard,
He served as external affair and community relations cadre manager at FEMA, where he oversaw post-disaster programs for 11 Presidential disasters, After a brief stint with the Save-a-life Foundation, Vince served as regional preparedness manager for the the American Red Cross of greater Chicago. Vince joined the Illinois-Indiana-Wisconsin Regional Catastrophic Planning Team, where he led the coordination of the initial Catastrophic Coordination Plan. A Certified Emergency Manager,
Vince is also a FEMA Professional Continuity Practitioner. He has served as past chairperson of the IAEM Children’s Caucus, and is an Advisory Board Member for Domestic Preparedness Journal and member of the Black Emergency Managers Association.
In 2012, he authored, “Lost and Turned Out, A Guide to Preparing Underserved Communities for Disasters (Amazon). In 2017, Vince collaborated with several Native organizations to create the Native Family Disaster Preparedness Handbook, and the Emergency Guide Book for Broadcasters for Native Public Media. He is also founder and president of Preparedness Matters Disaster Consulting.
People I've had the privilege to work with
Dr. Jacqueline McBride,CEM, CPM, CVA, CDRCC
Founder/President Emeritus - International Network of Women In Emergency Management
Vince is a highly motivated, caring, and action-oriented person; who will deliver excellence in any endeavor he embraces. His passion and documented works for the underserved disaster survivors is a testimony of his leadership.
Also, Vince encourages, mentors, and provides opportunities for all staff, based on the content of their character and their expertise. As a leader, I would welcome the opportunity to serve under his leadership because he advocates a team spirit.
To emergency management leaders, who embrace diversity, Vince would be a welcomed person to serve with, for, or in any homeland security and emergency management organization.
Sean M. Scott
Author - The Red Guide To Disaster Recovery
Vince is a visionary and thought leader in the world of emergency management, disaster preparedness, and resiliency strategies. Having been involved in both public and private sectors, Vince literally wrote the book on lessons learned and clearly understands what works and what doesn't.
His passion for underserved communities is evident by his tireless contributions of his time, talents, and treasures he shares with those who can't fend for themselves and are most vulnerable to disasters.
Vince is one of those rare people you meet in life that have a God given anointing and message that impacts everyone around them.
A selection of current projects
Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management
Training, mentoring and supporting diversity to improve community resilience.
James Joseph Regional Administrator - U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA Region V (far left) recently met with Curtis Brown (3rd left) and Chauncia Willis, MPA, MEP, CEM, CPC (4th left) of the Institute for Diversity and Inclusion in Emergency Management (I-DIEM). A productive meeting with Acting Administrator Peter T. Gaynor CEM (3rd right) and Associate Administrator Jeff Byard (far right) to discuss ways to increase the number of minorities and women in leadership positions across the emergency management enterprise, and also on ways to increase preparedness in underserved communities across the nation. Great conversation, and great ideas. Looking forward to working with I-DIEM on this initiative!
Partnership With Native Americans
Improving Disaster literacy in Native Communities
The challenges of preparing Native American communities are unique. Working with many stakeholders, we developed the first ever preparedness guide for Tribal families. The 66-page color handbook provides valuable information designed by and for Native communities. Our goal is to distribute this publication to all 573 recognized Tribes through the U.S. To learn more and how you can help sponsor a tribe go to our website at www.thenativefamilydisasterhandbook.com.
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