Louis C. Davis, Jr. Courtesy PhotoLouis C. Davis, Jr., has been named AARP DC Senior State Director. In that position, he will lead a state team in establishing AARP as the champion for people 50+ in the District of Columbia. Davis formerly served as the AARP District of Columbiaâ€™s Legislative Affairs and Advocacy Director.
Davis joined the AARP DC staff in January 2006 with more than a decade of political outreach and grassroots organization experience in the District. Previously, he was a senior project manager for World Vision, where he managed the strategic planning processes, and development of a new vision statement for this international organization operating in over 80 countries. He has also served as an Appropriations Assistant/Senior Legislative Support for U.S. Representative JosÃ© E. Serrano of New York. His awards include the National AIDS Alliance for Children, Youth & Families, for his 1993 legislative work to fund treatment and research for women, infants, children and youth through Title IV of the Ryan White CARE Act, the nationâ€™s largest federally funded program for people living with HIV-AIDS. Before coming to the District, Davis worked in the office of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington.
Davis holds a BA in political science from Knox College and a Master of Public Administration from The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public Policy and Public Administration. He has been a volunteer for ten years at the Childrenâ€™s National Medical Center here in the District.
Davis was accepted into the 2008 class of Leadership Greater Washington (LGW), a professional networking association of regional leaders, and was elected to represent his class on the LGW board of directors for 2008-09.