Chairman of the Board
Matt Davis is the President of Driftwood Leadership, LLC which focuses on leadership strategies and inspirational training for organizations and individuals.
Matt has more than 30 years of experience in leadership development, global government affairs, public policy, issues management, communications, reputation and public affairs strategy. He retired from Dow in 2018 as the President of Dow North America and Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs. Matt was responsible for building strategic partnerships with stakeholders to advance Dow's North America growth agenda and reputation. He served as a member of Dow’s Executive Leadership Committee and was part of the Company for 32 years. Matt was named to PR Week’s Power 50 list in 2018 which ranks the most powerful communicators who are tackling PR's toughest challenges. He has been a member of Communications 50, a group comprised of fifty leading professionals in communications. He was named to the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame in 2009.
Additionally, Matt is an Alumni Board Member of Michigan State University’s College of Communications Arts & Sciences, and in 2018 was named Outstanding Communications Arts and Sciences Alumni. He also serves on the Board of Directors for After the Impact Foundation and the World Freerunning Parkour Federation.
Matt holds a B.S. Degree from MSU in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Affairs. He also attended the University of Michigan and Central Michigan University. He and his wife, Kathleen, reside in Michigan with their two dachshunds.