Matt Davis, current vice president of Public Affairs for The Dow Chemical Company, has been appointed vice president of Global Government Affairs and Public Affairs. In his new, executive-level role, Davis will provide leadership for all of Dow’s Government Affairs, Public Policy, Issues Management, Communications, Reputation, and Public Affairs strategy and actions across the Dow world. After graduating from Michigan State University with a B.S. in Journalism, with an emphasis on Public Affairs, Davis joined the Dow team in 1987. He served as a Public Affairs manager over the next seven years for several areas within the company, including Michigan Operations, Corporate Media Relations, and Employee Development and Quality Performance Communications. From 1994 to 2006, Davis held numerous Public Affairs leader roles for Dow’s Texas Operations, Dow Latin America, the company’s Polyolefins and Elastomers business group and for Dow’s Global Plastics Portfolio. He was appointed Vice President of Executive Communications, Government Affairs & Community Relations for Dow in 2006. In 2009, he assumed his role as Vice President of Public Affairs. Davis is Accredited in Public Relations (APR) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).