President & CEO
The Resiliency Initiative
Andrea Davis has been in the field of crisis management since 1999, starting in the non-profit sector developing Y2K crisis response plans. Andrea went on to serve at the City and County of San Francisco and in the US Federal Government as the Emergency Manager for the 12th District Federal Reserve Bank and as the External Affairs Director for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Louisiana Recovery Office for Hurricane Katrina. While at FEMA, Andrea oversaw all media, intergovernmental and congressional activities for one of the U.S.’ largest disaster recovery efforts, with a total recovery portfolio of over $25 billion.
For the past ten years, Andrea has led global, enterprise-wide crisis management departments for multi-national, Fortune 500 companies-The Walt Disney Company and the Walmart Corporation. Andrea led the teams responsible for preparing for disasters, developing business continuity plans, and managing crises to protect employees and customers around the world. Additionally, Andrea was responsible for developing and implementing culturally-relevant emergency management training programs and exercises; crisis and family assistance operations; and employee preparedness initiatives across the globe. Currently, Ms. Davis is the President and CEO of a Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), The Resiliency Initiative (TRI). Ms. Davis founded TRI out of a passion to serve the whole community before, during, and after an emergency.
Andrea’s passion is volunteer service which led to her selection as the Inaugural Emergency Manager of the Year by the International Association of Emergency Managers in 2018 and her induction into the Women’s Hall of Fame for Emergency Management in 2013. Andrea is currently serving as the Board Chair for the NW Arkansas American Red Cross and a founding member of the Arkansas Tiffany Circle.