James Davis is the founder and President of Touchdown Strategies, a communications and marketing firm in Washington DC. Davis has advised major corporations, family businesses, NGOs, and government and philanthropic leaders around the world on communications, crisis management, marketing, brand development, legislative affairs and more.
Prior to founding Touchdown Strategies, Davis spent seven years as a senior communications executive with the high-profile philanthropic Stand Together community. During his tenure there, he led teams to advance major advocacy campaigns that helped achieve once-in-a-generation cross-partisan policy wins, including veterans’ healthcare, and criminal justice and federal tax reforms.
Over the course of his career, Davis has helped shape the narratives around some of the most notable events in the world. He served as a key advisor to BP during the 2010 “Deepwater Horizon” response and recovery, spearheaded communications for the Pentagon under Secretaries of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Robert Gates, served as communications director for the 2012 Republican National Convention, and guided a nationwide campaign to help neighbors reduce poverty and addiction, among many other noteworthy achievements. Davis’ thoughtful approach has credited him with numerous awards and accolades, including PRWeek’s 40 Under 40 and Campaign and Elections Rising Stars.