Prior to joining Feeding America in January 2020, Vince Davis most served as workplace resiliency manager at Amazon HQ in Seattle where he developed disaster frameworks to support employees at the company’s 175 corporate offices worldwide. Prior to Amazon, Vince was senior preparedness manager for Sony PlayStation in San Diego, and manager of preparedness and response at Walgreens Co. in Deerfield, where he developed disaster programs for the company’s 8,600 U.S. stores and facilities. 

Following a distinguished 23-year career in the U.S. Air Force and Illinois National Guard, Vince served as external affairs and community relations officer at FEMA, managing field teams for 11 Presidential disasters including the Utica Illinois Tornado, and Hurricanes Charley, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne. After leaving FEMA Vince served as regional preparedness manager for the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago, where he led research and development of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning ‘Go To 2040 Emergency Report’, a 30-year planning effort to improve community disaster resilience in the greater Chicago area. Vince went on to serve as project manager and principle creator of the Regional Catastrophic Incident Coordination Plan for Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin.  

Vince is a Certified Emergency Manager (CEM), conferred by the International Association of Emergency Managers. The CEM designation is earned by individuals who demonstrate accomplishment through knowledge, experience, work history, training, education, and contributions to the profession. In 2019, he completed the FEMA National Emergency Management Advanced Academy for senior leaders, becoming one of the first group of 473 emergency managers to graduate the program nationally. 

A passionate advocate for disaster literacy and underserved community preparedness, Vince has authored two books, Lost and Turned Out, A Guide to Preparing Underserved Communities for Disasters (Amazon 2012), and The Native Family Disaster Preparedness Handbook (2017), and co-authored the Emergency Guidebook for Broadcasters Serving Indian Country (2017) in collaboration with Native Public Media. He has worked with numerous organizations as a consultant, mentor, and contributor to improve outcomes for underserved populations in disasters nationwide. 

Vince is father of five adult children and grandfather of eight. He and his wife Maria reside in the Chicago area.  

Vincent Davis

Certified Emergency Manager

Preparing for and Dealing with Disaster Recovery


Vincent Davis

Certified Emergency Manager

Preparing for and Dealing with Disaster Recovery