Scott Davis, chairman and chief executive officer of UPS, one of the world’s largest publicly-traded logistics companies, will speak at PSU's June 2011 Commencement Ceremony.
Under Scott’s leadership, UPS has made significant improvements in its logistics network as the company has expanded its reach and capabilities through Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Davis has presided over rapid growth in international operations and supply chain and freight.
In 2010, Scott led a strategic transformation of the company's U.S. small package organizational structure. Also, he has overseen UPS’s status as a sustainability leader, including improvements in the fuel efficiency of the UPS air and ground fleet, along with the deployment of the industry’s largest alternative fuel fleet.
Scott is a leading advocate for increased global trade and export growth. In 2010, he joined the President's Export Council, the principle national advisory committee on international trade. He also is a member of the Business Roundtable. At the end of 2009, he completed a term as chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.
In addition to his leadership in public policy, Davis is on the Board of Honeywell International, Inc. He serves as a trustee of the Annie E. Casey Foundation and is a member of The Carter Center Board of Councilors.
Prior to assuming his current position in 2007, Scott was vice chairman and chief financial officer. He has held a variety of other leadership positions at UPS. He joined the UPS Management Committee in 2001.
He joined UPS in 1986 when the company acquired Oregon aviation technology company, II Morrow. He had served as the chief financial officer and then CEO.
A native of Oregon, Davis earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Portland State University in 1974.