2016 40 Under 40: Emile K. Davis

By Connect Staff, March 16, 2016

Emile Davis

Emile K. Davis, CEM
36, Manager of Exhibits and Sponsorships
Society for Human Resource Management, Woodbridge, Va.

What I do: “I manage the exhibit and sponsorship programs at SHRM including sales, customer service and operations. My main job is to provide a platform, in this case our exhibit hall, where our HR members can review, test or ask questions surrounding various products and services displayed by our exhibitors and sponsors.” 

How he got here: Davis started as an intern at SHRM his junior year of high school. After graduating from George Mason University with a degree in marketing, he became a full-time employee, and is currently in his 19th year with the organization. He has gone from an exhibits assistant to coordinator to senior exhibits specialist, and now his current role. 

Next-level numbers: “Over the years, I have led my team in generating record exhibit and sponsorship revenue for SHRM.”

Greatest career accomplishment: Earning his CEM

Photo by Ben Tankersley, photographed at The Embassy Row Hotel in Washington, D.C.

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