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.