Professional Credentials

Darby “Heather” Coleman Davis

Heather Davis & Associates

Governmental Affairs, Public Relations and Business Development

Parsons & Whittemore, Inc.

Director of External Affairs:
Public Relations & Governmental Affairs 2012 – 2015

PowerSouth Energy Cooperative

Senior Manager Government and Public Relations 2010 – 2012

Alabama River Pulp Company, Inc.

Governmental Affairs Director 2001 – 2010

Independence Renewable Energy Corporation

Governmental Affairs Director 2001 – 2010

Parsons & Whittemore, Inc.

Governmental Affairs Director 2001 – 2010

Reading Alabama, Inc.

Executive Director 1997 – 2001
Project Manager 1996 — 1997
In 1996 she was recruited to manage a $15 million non-profit organization, Reading Alabama, Inc. This entity was formed to coordinate a partnership between government, business, and educators to provide the most fundamental building block of learning –the ability to read. Capitalizing upon the growing need for technology integrated curriculum, Reading Alabama provided technology rich reading and writing programs to all interested kindergarten through second-grade public schools in Alabama.

As Executive Director, Mrs. Davis developed a public policy initiative focused on reading education. She managed the public-private partnership between the Governor’s Office, State Department of Education, Local Boards of Education, local schools and private contributors. She awarded grants to more than 460 schools in 101 school systems in Alabama. She provided more than 6,200 computers to Alabama schools. She organized, designed, and conducted curriculum and technology training for more than 7,300 teachers and administrators. She contracted more than 20 trainers to train teachers to integrate technology into curriculum and manage a technology rich classroom. She conducted research for and managed the activities of the Joint Legislative Committee on Higher Education Governance. Mrs. Davis went on to become one of four individuals to conduct the research to start the Alabama Reading Initiative, a nationally recognized state-wide reading program.


Alabama International Airport Authority Appointed by Lt. Gov. Ivey 2011- 2017
Alabama Communities of Excellence (ACE) FOUNDING MEMBER
Permanent Joint Legislative Committee on Energy CO-CHAIR,
Montgomery Botanical Garden at Oak Park FOUNDING MEMBER

Alabama Dance Theater
Alabama 4-H Foundation, Inc..
Alabama World Trade Association.
Alpha Gamma Delta Alumni Assoc.-
Montgomery Chapter,
Capitol City Club.
Children’s Museum of Alabama
Children’s First Foundation.
Destin Harvest
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama.
Jr. League of Montgomery.
Montgomery Botanical Garden at Oak Park,.
The Family Sunshine Center.
The Red Cross of Central Alabama
River Region United Way.
Rotary Club of Montgomery Executive Committee Chair 2004 -2006
Board Member 2004-present
Board Vice President, 08-12
President 2006-08
Vice President 2005-06
President 10
Vice President 09
Board Member 2013 – present
President, Board of Governors 2016
Board Member 2008-09
Board Member, 2009-present
Fund Development Chair, 2013 – present
Co-Founder & Treasurer, 2007-present
Board Member 2012
Governance Committee 2012
President, 2009 – 2010
President Elect, 2008-09
Vice President of Membership 2007- 08
Founding Member, 2013 – present
Vice President, 2013 – 2014
President, 2017
Past President 2006-07
President 2005-06
Secretary 2004-05
Board Member 2002 – 2007
Board Member 2013 – present
Advisory Committee, 2007 – 2013
Foundation Board Member 2015
Board Member 2010- 2013
Board Member, 2009 – 2013
BOD Vice President, 2010 -2013
Campaign Vice Chair 2013 – 2014
Pace Setter Chair 2013 – 2014
Campaign Chair, 2014 – 2015
Board Member 2007- 2013
Vice President 2008-09
President- Elect, 2009-10
President, 2010 -11


Alabama 4-H Foundation
Alabama Leadership Initiative
Alabama Reading Initiative.
American Cancer Society
Business Council of Alabama.
Family Sunshine Center
Girl Scouts of Southern Alabama
Junior League of Montgomery
Leadership Montgomery
Manufacture Alabama.
Permanent Joint Legislative Committee on Energy
Resurrection Catholic Mission
River Region United Way.
Rotary Charity Foundation Ball .
Sunday School Teacher
Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway
Association Council
University of Alabama Parent Advisory Committee
Valiant Cross School
Volunteer and Information Center Education Advisory Committee 2006
Founding Member and Steering Committee
Panel Member
Leadership Council 2007- 09
Environmental and Energy Committee
Governmental Affairs Committee
Federal Affairs Committee
Tax Committee
Education Committee
Advisory Committee 2006 – present
Governance Committee 2013 – present
Sustaining Member
Holiday Market, Chair, 2004-05
Holiday Market Vice Chair, 2003- 2004
Bloomingdeals, Chair, 2006-07
Rummage Sale Vice Chair, 2005 – 2006
Class of XXIV
Environmental and Energy Committee
Governmental Affairs Committee
Federal Affairs Committee
Tax Committee
Education Committee
Vice Chair 07-08
Auxiliary Member
Strategic Planning Committee,
2013 – present
Campaign Vice Chair 2014
Campaign Pacsetter Chair 2014
Campaign Fundraising Chair 2015
Exe Committee 05- present
B&A Committee Vice Chair 07-08
B&A Committee Chair 08-09
Chair 2007-08
Fundraising Chair 2006-07
Frazer, 9th Grade, 2005-2009 2010 2012 – present.
Advisory Committee 2016-2017
Volunteer of the Year Judge-2008-10


Junior League of Montgomery, nominated by peers as a “Woman to Watch” 2004
Nominated and Served as Candidate to the National Security Forum 2008
Awarded the DAR of Central Alabama Volunteer of the Year 2008
Named Junior League of Montgomery Sustainer of the Season, Spring 2014
Leadership Montgomery Class of XXIV
Leadership Alabama Class of XXVII


Married to Greg Davis and together they have 5 children.


First United Methodist Church
Alpha Gamma Delta Social Sorority, University of Alabama, Psi Chapter
Alpha Gamma Delta Montgomery Alumnae Chapter, Past President
The Capital City Club, Board Member, Board Chair 2015-2016
The Montgomery Country Club, Member

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