MEET CARMEN DAVIS
Carmen Davis, an enrolled member of the Makah Nation, and of the Chippewa Cree and Yakama Tribes, has over 24 years of service to Indian Country.
Mrs. Davis is continuously committed to leading initiatives that have a positive and lasting impact on Native communities across North America. Her decades of experience and service to Indian Country as an entrepreneur have resulted in her successfully establishing, operating and growing several businesses in multiple fields of endeavor.
Mrs. Davis is President and Co-Founder of Davis Strategy Group (DSG), a consulting, business services and media production firm with an array of tribal, corporate and private industry clients. She is equal parts a strategic visionary and behind-the-scenes implementor, essential in guiding and overseeing every process of brand development, business expansion, nation-to-nation relationship building and more. Amongst her many accomplishments with DSG, she has helped to facilitate multiple strategic partnerships between tribal entities and corporations, led international tribal business delegations abroad and produced a multi-day national virtual broadcast.
No stranger to massive productions, Mrs. Davis coordinated logistics and managed all aspects of the multi-faceted, “Reach the Rez” project – which still stands as the single largest national effort of outreach aimed at positively impacting Indian Country over the span of five years. Carmen proudly helped raise over $1.3 million philanthropically for this unprecedented project aimed at serving tribal communities. The Reach the Rez effort began in 2005 and with a crew of ten staff, traveled 54,000 miles in its first year; successfully providing motivational and inspirational programs to over 350 indigenous communities across North America by its conclusion.
Mrs. Davis recently helped launch, and is Vice President of, IndigiStudios, a 100% owned and operated indigenous film and production company focused on a slate of theatrical, episodic, and documentary projects, all centered around the company’s mission of reclaiming the indigenous narrative in film and television. Mrs. Davis oversees the daily operations of IndigiStudios and manages its production slate.
Carmen was named in 2009 as one of the first recipients of the National Center for American Indian Enterprise Development’s prestigious, “40 Under 40” award which recognizes up and coming community and business leaders from across Indian Country.
Mrs. Davis is also the founder, publisher and executive editor of the only 100% Native American owned and operated national tribal business publication, Native Business, and the producer of its Native Business Summit.
A highly regarded keynote speaker in Indian Country, Carmen has delivered speeches on tribal, corporate and event stages ranging from PNC Bank to the Navajo Nation to the “Native Women’s Business Summit”.