Lisa R. Davis is Senior Counselor at The Walker Marchant Group. She is an acknowledged, award-winning executive with a proven track record of success in high-profile entities across corporate, government, non-profit and political sectors.
She was most recently the Corporate Vice President of Communications, and a member of the global executive team for Northrop Grumman Corporation. Lisa reported directly to the CEO regarding the company’s worldwide communications strategy and execution, brand and reputation, advocacy communications, issues management, media relations, digital/social media, executive and employee communications, advertising, and philanthropic public relations.
Davis earned master’s degrees in business administration and public administration from Howard University in Washington, D.C. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communications studies from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
Davis is a 2018 Inductee into the NC Media and Journalism Hall of Fame; and a 2018 Woman of Power Awardee, Woman Leadership Magazine USA and MEA Magazine. She has served as a Board Member, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic; an Insight Committee member, George Mason University School of Communications; an Advisory Board member, Healthcare Businesswoman’s Association Mid-Atlantic Region and Trustee of the National Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She is a national speaker on topics related to leadership; career development and growth; and authentic branding, reputation, strategy and issues management to achieve optimum goals.
Humaira Wakili is an innovator, international program expert, exceptional fundraiser, and trusted manager of staffs and budgets. She is a seasoned operations executive, partnering with CEO’s, Founders, non-profit organizations, and governments to transform their development initiatives. She knows what truly drives innovation is building cultures of excellence.
Leading diverse and distributed teams around the world, Humaira’s expertise lies in creating innovative strategies and then building teams to operationalize. She has successfully led these initiatives in diverse sectors, including education, health, technology, employment and entrepreneurship, global security, international broadcasting, governance, and democratic reforms.
She has partnered with donors and investors including the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative, Arab Bank, JP Morgan, United Nations, US Department of State, and Qatar Fund for Development. Humaira’s work has landed coverage in print and broadcast outlets around the world, including Forbes, The Atlantic, MBC, and Tech Crunch. She has spoken at conferences from the Clinton Global Initiative (USA), World Innovation Summit on Education (Qatar), and Global Thinkers Forum (Greece).
Pierce Deamer is an Executive Associate at The Walker Marchant Group. Pierce has a wealth of experience in media relations, research and development, and public affairs. He provides multi-faceted project support services to various practice areas and clients.
Before joining WMG, Pierce worked a variety of internships that gave him exposure to the world of politics and public affairs, most recently as an Intern DCI Group LLP. He has volunteered to work for the Duke Center for International Development, providing research support services for professors. Pierce additionally worked as a public affairs intern at The Center for the Study of the President an Congress, a bipartisan think tank in Washington, DC.
Pierce earned his Bachelor’s degree, centered on Public Policy and Development, from The George Washington University. He was a three-time Captain of the Men’s Division 1 Water Polo team, Athletic Deans’ List recipient, and a Board Member on the Students’ First Task Force.