Robert G Davis
Executive Secretary, Guthrie Scottish Rite Foundation
- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Area
- Nonprofit Organization Management
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I believe strongly in the ideal of servant leadership. People who work in the public and non-profit sectors should never feel entitlement. It is a privilege to serve the people and the causes you represent. I have a very strong work ethic and am a task oriented individual. I very much enjoy creating ways to make visions come to fruition.
Specialties:extensive oral and written communication, organizational leadership and problem solving skills and experience; local government/citizen relations and liaison; private-public partnerships in education, teacher recognitions, and childhood literacy.
administer and direct a $12 million 501(c)3 foundation and 501(c)10 fraternal association, serve a fraternal group with membership of 4,000, raise funds for the mitigation of childhood language disorders, childhood literacy, and for the restoration and preservation of a national register historic building. I also travel nationally giving speeches and delivering papers on men's issues, masculine psychology, freemasonry, and cultural trends of men in society.
Appointed to serve as Ward 1 Council member of the City of Guthrie in 1999. Elected to a second term. Decided not to run for a third term; but retain an active volunteer interest in the community. I currently serve as chairman of the citizens rate and fee advisory committee.
As city planning director, developed urban land use plan for a city of 50,000 population, administered city's zoning and subdivision regulations, and directed office of code administration.
As city manager, developed and implemented city budget, carried out policies of the elected officials, and served as chief public relations and communications officer for city.
Regional Economic Development and Planning. Wrote comprehensive plans for city and towns in an eight county area in north central/northwest Oklahoma. Assisted municipalities in writing federal grants for infrastructure improvements and served as a grant liaison officer for munipalities working with the Economic Development Administration, Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
- Strategic Planning
- Sales Management
- Public Policy
- Public Relations
- Public Speaking
- Community Outreach
- Economic Development
- Event Planning
- Project Planning
- International Relations
- Team Building
- Leadership Development
- Social Media
- Program Management
- Program Development
- Community Development
- Policy Analysis
- Proposal Writing
- Grant Writing
- Staff Development
- System Administration
- Volunteer Management
- Event Management
- Team Leadership
- Social Networking
- Higher Education
- Conflict Resolution
- Project Management
- Management Consulting
- Change Management
- Strategic Communications
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Graduate school emphasis was on regional economic development. As a graduate research assistant, I assisted in the development and application of Oklahoma's input/output econometric model; writing income and employment projections for new job creations in rural areas.
Master's Thesis was the development of an econometric model projecting costs and service requirements for solid waste collection, transfer, and disposal systems in rural Oklahoma.
Activities and Societies: OSU Men's Glee Club Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Varsity Review Investment Club
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