Daniel Paul Davis
Vice President and Community Affairs Officer
Daniel Paul Davis directs the St. Louis Fed’s Community Development department’s efforts to promote economic resiliency and mobility in low- and moderate-income (LMI) and underserved individuals and communities. He is responsible for leading the team to conduct analyses, share ideas, and foster collaboration that promotes stronger economic outcomes in LMI communities and increase the efficacy of practitioners and policymakers.
He serves as the managing editor of Bridges, a quarterly review of community and economic development issues, and is the co-editor of two recent books on economic mobility and economic development. Davis has presented regionally, nationally and internationally on a range of topics including microfinance, rural and urban development, neighborhood stabilization, and workforce development.
In addition to his role at the St. Louis Fed, he teaches policy coursework to graduate students at Washington University in St. Louis.
Davis previously worked for the Illinois Governor’s Office and the Illinois Department of Public Health. He holds graduate degrees from the London School of Economics and Washington University in St. Louis and undergraduate degrees from Southern Illinois University and Southeastern Illinois College.