R. Matt Davis
President, Dow North America
Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Affairs
The Dow Chemical Company
Matt Davis is the President of Dow North America and the Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs for The Dow Chemical Company.
In his role, he is responsible for building strategic partnerships with stakeholders to advance Dow's North America growth agenda and reputation. Davis also serves as a member of Dow’s Executive Committee and on the Board of the American Chemistry Council.
He also provides global leadership for Dow’s government affairs, public policy, issues management, communications, reputation, and public affairs strategy and actions globally. Davis also represents Dow on the American Chemistry Council Board of Directors.
Matt joined Dow in 1987 as a communications representative. He was named manager of Public Relations for the Michigan Operations in 1988. In 1992, he became the manager of Corporate Media Relations, and was named manager for Employee Development and Quality Performance Communications in 1993.
In 1994, Matt became Public Affairs Leader for Texas Operations and added responsibility as Public Affairs Leader for Dow Latin America in 1999. In 2000, he was named Business Public Affairs Director for the Polyolefins and Elastomers Business Group. In 2004, he was named Public Affairs Director for the Global Plastics Portfolio.
In 2006, he was appointed Vice President of Executive Communications, Government Affairs & Community Relations. He was appointed to Vice President of Public Affairs in 2009 and gained responsibility for Government Affairs in 2011. He was named Corporate Vice President in 2012 and assumed responsibility for Dow North America in 2017.
Matt is accredited in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and is the Past President of the White Pine Chapter of PRSA and former Board Member of the Houston Chapter of PRSA. He is a member of the Board the University of Southern California Center for Public Relations at the Annenberg School of Communications and Journalism.
He was named to the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame as a “Rising Star” in 2009. Matt is a member of Communications 50, a group comprised of fifty leading industry professionals in public relations and communications.
Davis was named a 2018 Outstanding Communications Arts and Sciences Alumni by his alma mater, Michigan State University. He holds a B.S. Degree from MSU in Journalism with an emphasis in Public Affairs. He also attended the University of Michigan.
Matt and his wife, Kathleen, live in Midland, MI.