Alcoa, Tenn. — Rick Davis, of Robbinsville, N.C., recently joined the Alcoa Community Advisory Board.
Founded in 2001, the Alcoa Inc. Community Advisory Board assists Alcoa Inc.’s Tennessee Operations in the prioritization of its Alcoa Foundation grants by sharing the needs of their constituents and communities. The Community Advisory Board is composed of business, government and community representatives from Blount, Knox and Sevier counties in East Tennessee and now Graham County in western North Carolina. Davis joins nine other members of Alcoa’s Community Advisory Board: Bernie Bowman (Maryville), Jim Hart (Sevierville), Jackie Hill (Alcoa), Doug Kennedy (Knoxville) Larry Martin (Maryville), Wanda Moody (Knoxville), Luis Velazquez (Knoxville), George Williams (Alcoa), Anne Woodle (Knoxville), and Georgiana Vines (Knoxville).
Davis is the executive director of the Graham County Revitalization Economic Action Team (GREAT) – a role he has held since 2008. A long-time educator, Davis retired in July 2008 as Graham County Schools’ Superintendent. He has also worked as a teacher, principal and administrator in western North Carolina since 1975. A graduate of Robbinsville High School, Davis holds bachelors, masters and educational specialist degrees from Western Carolina University. Residents of the Stecoah Valley, Davis and his wife, Sara, have two grown sons, Benjamin and Patrick.
About Alcoa Tennessee Operations
Alcoa’s Tennessee Operations is the world’s largest producer of rolled aluminum can sheet for beverage cans and is based in Blount County, Tennessee. Locally, it employs more than 1,000 at its smelting and fabrication plants in Blount County, its hydropower facilities and its downtown Knoxville office.
Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its active and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa’s businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com
Christy R. Newman