Dan Davis To Lead Community Foundation

Dan Davis

Dan Davis

The Community Foundation of Jackson County has announced new leadership.

Denise Connell, Chair of the Foundation’s Board of Directors said that Dan Davis will assume the role of President & CEO of the Foundation effective July 7.”

The 53-year-old Seymour resident replaces C.W. “Bud” Walther, who is retiring after 14 years.

“Dan has an encyclopedic knowledge of the community that will serve him well,” Walther said. “The future of the foundation and Jackson County are wrapped up together, and Dan is just the person to lead into the future.”

“Dan has been the editor of the Tribune in Seymour for the last 10 years and part of the Tribune’s staff for 16 years prior to that.  His knowledge of the community and his passion for Jackson County are readily apparent and are what really attracted the search committee”, Connell said. “The Board of Directors was seeking a strong leader to take the Foundation into the next level of engagement in the Jackson County community, and we believe Dan is just the person to do that.”

Davis is a native of Indianapolis and graduated from Indiana University-Purdue University at Indianapolis in 1983.  Prior to joining the Community Foundation, his career has been with community-focused newspapers and he has won numerous awards for his work and is a past president of the Indiana Associated Press Managing Editors Board of Directors and has served on the boards of many local and statewide nonprofit organizations.

He is married to Karen J. Mellencamp Davis, and they have two children, Hannah and Sarah.

The Community Foundation of Jackson County administers more than $8 million in charitable funds with more than $11 million in assets, helping Jackson County residents make good things happen in our community.