Gregory A. Davis, Sr.
Mr. Gregory A. Davis, Sr. is the CEO and President of Davis Broadcasting, Inc. (DBI). He is a native of Fort Smith, Arkansas. He received his Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology from Lane College in Jackson, Tennessee. Mr. Davis went on to serve in the United States Army, serving both at home and abroad. He later furthered his education, receiving his master’s degree from EasternMichigan University.
Mr. Davis’ professional career began in education as a community school director in Michigan. He then transitioned and began a 39-year television broadcasting career, with more than a decade spent in marketing and sales management. In Michigan, Davis worked in both Flint and Detroit.
From there he joined the ABC Television national sales team managing the Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Detroit sales offices. He concluded his television career in Cincinnati, Ohio as general sales manager of multimedia broadcasting.
In June 1986 Mr. Davis started Davis Broadcasting, Inc. in Columbus, GA and Augusta, GA. He and his wife, Cheryl Davis, worked side by side for 30 years with a mission to serve their community. Davis Broadcasting, Inc. serves the community each year by hosting annual events such as the Needy Children’s Christmas Party where over 1,000 toys and over 200 bikes are given away to the community each year. Another staple, the Family Day Music Festival (formerly Family Day in the Park) began 30 years ago as a free music concert for the families in the community. DBI also hosts other events such as the Jazz on the River concert series, Tools for School supply giveaway, Free Drive In Movie, Annual Turkey Giveaway, Free Cuts for Kids and Styles for Girls, Spring Break Concert and Talent Show, and the Annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon.
Mr. Davis is extensively involved in community service and serves on many boards both locally and nationally. Recently, Mr. Davis became the first African American to serve as Chairman of the Board for Columbus State University.