Executive Officers

James A. Davis, Jr., better known as Jimmy, currently serves as President of Davis Express, Inc.  Jimmy is a lifelong resident of Bradford County, FL.  After graduation from Bradford High, Jimmy began working full time with his dad who had 3 trucks, and has worked in the family business ever since.  Jimmy has served in many leadership roles over the years in both the community and industry.  Jimmy is a past Chairman of the Florida Trucking Association and also a past trustee of Santa Fe College.  Jimmy enjoys spending time with his family both at work and at home, attending industry meetings with his fellow trucking friends, and weekends at the beach.

 

Dorene Davis currently holds the office of Secretary & Treasurer.   Through the years, she has worked in every aspect of the company's finances, including bookkeeping, payroll, billing, accounts payable and managing the Accounting Department. She is also very active in the local community, where she is a member and past President of the Starke Altrusa Club.  She has been married to Jimmy for over 35 years and she still considers her most notable accomplishment to be her family.  Dorene and Jimmy have 3 children who all serve as corporate officers at Davis Express. Dorene enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach, and reading a good book.

 

Joshua (Josh) Davis currently serves as Vice President of Operations and Maintenance for Davis Express and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Florida. He is also an active member of the Florida Trucking Association (FTA) where he serves on the Board of Directors and Emerging Leaders Committee.  Josh is an avid Florida Gators fan and enjoys going to Florida Football games.   Josh is married and is a father of two boys and he enjoys spending time with them.

 

Kayla Davis Thomas currently serves as Vice President of Safety and Human Resources for Davis Express. She holds a Master’s of Accountancy from the University of North Florida, as well as a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting from the University of Florida. Kayla serves on the Board of Directors and Safety Management Council of the Florida Trucking Association (FTA) and is also a member of the Society of Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is a member of The North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI) and holds a NATMI Safety Supervisor certification. Kayla is married and has two boys, is an avid Florida Gators fan and is also a member of the Altrusa Club of Starke. 

 

Joel Davis, Vice President of Finance, currently oversees and manages the Accounting & Finance functions of Davis Express.   In addition, he is involved in the Pricing & Sales functions of the company and has an active role in the Operations department. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Accounting & a Master’s of Accounting from the University of Florida. He is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA).  Joel is married and is an avid Florida Gators fan.