"JTA has provided a tremendous service and phenomenal guidance through its far reaching web of contacts at all levels of government. It is through JTA's abundant knowledge of government and community that Mediacom enjoys its service to customers and the community of south Georgia."

- Don Zagorski
Regional Vice President, Mediacom

 

Shawn Davis brings JTA and its clients a successful career in the environmental, energy and political arenas. Davis manages accounts in the resort hospitality industry and environmental, energy and development fields.

Prior to joining JTA in January of 2005, Davis served as Vice President of Public Affairs for Williams Environmental Services, which performed hazardous waste cleanups across the country. Then owner Virgil Williams, whose companies are now JTA clients, engaged him in 2000 to perform community affairs and obtain government permitting. Davis worked with communities, the media and local governments during the planning and construction phases of environmental remediation and then helped return the properties to beneficial use in the community. He developed public relations campaigns that maintained aggressive project schedules and positive public sentiment for many industrial and utility projects.

Active in GOP circles since the mid 1980's, Davis is experienced in state capitol affairs. Before joining Williams, he served as Communications Director for the Republican-controlled Georgia Public Service Commission (PSC). Working with the capitol press corps and community leaders across the state, he provided public relations for five statewide-elected officials. Davis advised Commissioners on public policy issues in telecommunication, energy and transportation matters. He later managed the statewide re-election campaigns of PSC Commissioner Stan Wise. Davis was a candidate himself for the State Senate in 2004, falling short in a close six-candidate race.

Prior to the PSC, Davis served three years as a compliance officer with the Georgia State Ethics Commission, where he enforced campaign finance and lobbyist regulations. He served as an investigator on several high profile cases.

Before being appointed to the staff of the State Ethics Commission, Davis briefly served as a press assistant on the 1992 U.S. Senate Campaign of Paul Coverdell. He served as a legislative aide to the late former House Minority Leader Paul Heard and as Media Director for the House Minority Caucus during the 1992 General Assembly Session.

Davis is on the Board of Directors of the Cobb Chamber of Commerce, where he serves as the 2007-2008 Chair of Government Affairs. He is a 2004 graduate of the Cobb Chamber's Leadership Cobb program. Davis also is a member of the Government Affairs Council of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. He serves on the Advisory Committee of Congressman Tom Price and served as co-chair of Governor Sonny Perdue's re-election campaign in Cobb County.

Active in the 2008 Presidential Campaign as the Georgia Communications Director for Governor Mike Huckabee, Davis was elected to serve as one of 72 Georgia delegates to nominate Senator John McCain as the Republican Nominee for President at the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is an active member of McCain’s State Advisory Committee in Georgia.

A native Georgian, Davis received a B.S. in Political Science in 1991 from Georgia Southern University, where he met his wife, Angie, now the Chief Deputy Clerk of the Cobb State Court. He and Angie reside in Marietta with their two daughters.