Levi H. Davis
For over 30 years, Levi Davis has been active in the North Texas community as a municipal government administrator, business leader, and educator. After completing his military service, he began his career serving the City of Dallas in 1973 and was appointed Assistant City Manager from 1978 to 1986 and again from 1990 to 1998. His responsibilities included the financial and program oversite for such departments as Convention and Event Services, Water Utilities, Housing, Police and Fire, and Emergency Preparedness. During his tenure he participated in the expansion of the Convention Center, development of the City's Arena and the City's housing initiatives.
Mr. Davis has held positions in the financial services industry at several investment banking firms. Presently he is Managing Director for Municipal Finance at Siebert Williams Shank & Co., L.L.C. responsible for the firm's client development and relationships in North Texas.
Previously, he served as the Western Region Public Finance Director for the nationally ranked investment banking firm. As the Regional Director, Mr. Davis provided supervision for the bankers assigned to the Los Angeles, Oakland, Seattle, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston and Baton Rouge offices of the firm. The firm specialized in providing bond underwriting services to local governments, hospitals, school districts, college districts and public agencies. During his tenure Mr. Davis participated in over $5 billion in financing and his client list included: Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Louisiana Housing Finance Agency, North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA), the Dallas Omni Hotel, the Cowboy Stadium, as well as Dallas Performance Arts facility.
Throughout his career, Mr. Davis has served on numerous boards including Chairman of the Dallas Methodist Health System Board of Directors, Board Chairman of the Texas Hospital Trustee Association, board member for the Texas Hospital Association, Dallas Symphony, State Fair of Texas, Vice Chair of KERA-North Texas Public Broadcasting, and is a member of the Dallas Salesmanship Club. Mr. Davis completed his undergraduate degree at Texas Christian University in 1971 and received his Master Degree in Urban Affairs from the University of Texas at Arlington in 1973,