James was a single parent when male single parenting wasn’t in vogue, having reared two young men to adult hood, he is now a proud grandfather. Mr. Davis is also a retired awarding winning insurance industry executive, where he received their highest performance awards. If there is anything that sets James apart from others in his career, its his dedication to community service. He graduated from Crooms High School in Sanford, Florida where he was the President of the Student Council. Armed with a scholarship from the office of then Governor of the State of Florida, Haydon Burns, he attended Florida A. and M. University (FAMU), where he received a B.S. Degree in Political Science. He became involved in civil rights issues at FAMU, marching many times with Rev. C. K. Steele, the co-founder along with Dr. Martin Luther King of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference; the SCLC. Additionally, his bent toward community service in the field of human rights guided him during those years at FAMU to a head a movement to save the starving children of the Nigeria/Biafra War, who were during the Nigeria Civil War dying at a rate of over 1,000 per day. His efforts, along with others, in bringing national attention to this issue led to the Red Cross going into an African nation for the first time. He was awarded for his role in that campaign, Florida A. and M. University’s First Martin Luther King Academic Scholarship. James in his business career has worked for, Allstate Insurance Company, Ford Motor Company as, an award winning field representative in their Jacksonville, Florida office and as a stockbroker for E.F. Hutton in Jacksonville and for Merrill Lynch in Orlando. His bent toward community service led him to also work for the Orlando Urban League, where he headed-up their Central Florida Black on Black Crime Program. It was his leadership that led to the Orlando office getting its first community service cash award from Walt Disney World during their annual community service award ceremony.
Having retired to his hometown of Sanford, Florida, Mr. Davis, has written three books, among them, “The Fix This Time,”( http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MI3PD2M ), a book about expanding Social Security benefits to create jobs, spur demand and boost retirement income. He is a local community activist in Sanford.