MEET CARMEN DAVIS

Carmen Davis is a proud Native American woman who is an enrolled member of the Makah Nation and is also Chippewa-Cree and Yakama. She is extremely devoted to her culture and has spent her professional and personal life impacting native communities across North America.

Carmen is the publisher and executive editor of Native Business Magazine, president of Davis Strategy Group and owner of the Native Style clothing brand. Carmen has garnered more than 20 years of nationwide business operations, marketing and media experience and spends a great deal of her time serving as a public speaker and mentor across Indian Country.

In 2009, Carmen was named one of the first recipients of the NCAIEDs prestigious, “40 Under 40” award which recognizes up and coming Native American community leaders.

Carmen previously served as president of the non-profit organization, the Association for American Indian Development and its initiative, the Reach the Rez (RTR) program, the largest continuous effort of outreach ever conducted to American Indian communities. Carmen managed RTR’s national fundraising efforts while simultaneously organizing and planning the project. When the project launched, she facilitated and managed the effort’s logistics by traveling to 450 Native American Tribes and communities across the country.

Today, Carmen continues to create and lead initiatives that have a positive and lasting impact on Native communities across North America.