Steve Davis is the President of DavisLogic, Inc. and Chief Operating Officer of All Hands Consulting. Steve’s public safety background provides him with a unique perspective and knowledge base to bring to emergency management consulting projects. Steve is an emergency management consultant with over forty years of experience in a variety of fields related to public safety, homeland security, continuity of operations, and emergency management.
Steve became a volunteer firefighter in 1970 and a career firefighter in 1975. Steve served in uniform for a total of 16 years as a Firefighter, Paramedic, and Command Officer until moving into public administration. He served as Executive Director of Montgomery County’s Fire and Rescue Commission, was Administrator of the Montgomery County Health Department, and completed his public sector career as a Manager in the Office of Management and Budget. Steve founded DavisLogic in 1995 and began advising government and private sector officials across the country and around the world on business continuity with a focus on managing Y2K risks. He was a founding member of the International Year 2000 Taskforce, the Computer Professionals for Social Responsibility Year 2000 Working Group, and was a volunteer expert with the International Cooperation Center. He also served as an expert witness on Y2K.
In February 2000, Steve co-founded and developed All Hands Consulting, a unique consortium of emergency management and business continuity consultants providing consulting services worldwide. Steve manages the business and has been serving as a principal emergency management consultant on homeland security, continuity of operations, and comprehensive emergency management projects. Steve serves as a subject matter expert to state, local and federal government agencies in homeland security, emergency management, emergency operations centers, and continuity of operations (COOP). He also supports private sector organizations with emergency preparedness and business continuity. Steve has successfully managed over 175 emergency management consulting and COOP projects as well as several emergency operations center design projects.
Mr. Davis was the Project Manager for the Miami Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) project from its inception in 2003 through 2009. In this capacity he was responsible for delivering to the Miami Urban Area as-needed planning, training, and exercise services across a four county area. Since then, Steve has led projects with 16 other UASI cities and regularly leads strategic planning initiatives for UASIs and other jurisdictions including conducting Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA) projects. Steve also supports international crisis management training programs.
Steve holds a Bachelor Degree in Fire Service Management and a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park.
Presentations Steve has given over 300 presentations at conferences, workshops, and seminars in North America, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Topics include comprehensive emergency management, business continuity, risk management, disaster preparedness, risk assessments, incident command, and emergency operations centers.
Year 2000 Risk Management, Contingency Planning, Business Continuity, and Avoiding Litigation.
Best Practices Manual for the Year 2000, Metropolitan Council of Governments (COG), Washington, D.C.
Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity: Step-by-Step-Step, The SANS Institute, February 2002.
Steve has written dozens of articles both on-line and in print publications. Steve’s articles have been featured in such publications as the Government Finance Review, Municipal World, the National Civic Review, PBS, Global Continuity, American City & County, Mid-Range Computing, Risk Management Magazine, and NACo’s County News.
Television and Video Interviews: ABC Nightline, CBN News, Maryland Public Television, and FEMA’s EENet. Print Interviews: Insight Magazine, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal. New York Times, U.S. News, IT Week, ERisk, Insight, The Bond Buyer, Risk and Insurance, ComputerWorld, Business Forward, National Safety and Health, Trenton Times, Business 2.0, Investor Weekly, DCI, American News Service, Orlando Sentinel, PC Novice, Wired, Associated Press, National Underwriter, and various local market magazines and newspapers. Radio Interviews: Steve has given numerous live and recorded interviews including local, national, and international radio.