Davis Named Vice President of Government Affairs & Public Affairs for Dow
MIDLAND, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Matt Davis, vice president of Public Affairs for The Dow Chemical Company (NYSE: DOW), has been named vice president of Global Government Affairs and Public Affairs.
In this executive-level role, Davis will provide leadership for all of Dow’s Government Affairs, Public Policy, Issues Management, Communications, Reputation, and Public Affairs strategy and actions around the Dow world.
“Government Affairs and Public Affairs play an increasingly critical role in the future success of our Company,” said Andrew Liveris, Dow Chairman and CEO. “Matt’s in-depth knowledge of Dow's brand and positioning in the new world order will provide exemplary leadership at the intersection of many global issues and Dow's strategy. His leadership experience around the world in both Government Affairs and Public Affairs will provide the optimal focus for Dow's business agenda with a strong use of Dow's voice and brand.”
Davis joined Dow in 1987 after graduating from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Journalism, with an emphasis on Public Affairs. Over the next seven years he served as a Public Affairs manager for several areas within the company, including Michigan Operations, Corporate Media Relations, and Employee Development and Quality Performance Communications.
From 1994 to 2006, Davis held various Public Affairs leader roles for Dow’s Texas Operations, Dow Latin America, the company’s Polyolefins and Elastomers business group and for Dow’s Global Plastics Portfolio. In 2006, he was appointed Vice President of Executive Communications, Government Affairs & Community Relations for Dow. He assumed his role as Vice President of Public Affairs in 2009.
Davis is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA). He was named to the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame as a “Rising Star” in 2009.
Dow (NYSE: DOW) combines the power of science and technology with the “Human Element” to passionately innovate what is essential to human progress. The Company connects chemistry and innovation with the principles of sustainability to help address many of the world’s most challenging problems such as the need for clean water, renewable energy generation and conservation, and increasing agricultural productivity. Dow’s diversified industry-leading portfolio of specialty chemical, advanced materials, agrosciences and plastics businesses delivers a broad range of technology-based products and solutions to customers in approximately 160 countries and in high growth sectors such as electronics, water, energy, coatings and agriculture. In 2010, Dow had annual sales of $53.7 billion and employed approximately 50,000 people worldwide. The Company’s more than 5,000 products are manufactured at 188 sites in 35 countries across the globe. References to "Dow" or the "Company" mean The Dow Chemical Company and its consolidated subsidiaries unless otherwise expressly noted. More information about Dow can be found at www.dow.com.
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