Last month, Governor Pat McCrory tapped Charlotte-Mecklenburg school board member Eric C. Davis to replace outgoing State Board of Education member Marce Savage, who left her post in the wake of a controversy over her spending of state funds.
N.C. Policy Watch talked with Davis this week to learn more about his background and his philosophy on matters related to state education policy. He will attend his first state Board of Education meeting this week in Raleigh.
Name: Eric C. Davis
Occupation: Relationship Manager, corporate properties group at Wells Fargo. “A simple way to understand it,” said Davis, “is when you see one of our bank branches out in the community, that property is what my group handles. I work with the senior leaders in each bank to develop a real estate strategy that supports their business strategy.”
Education and training: Davis is a 1983 graduate of West Point, finishing ninth in his class. “I was commissioned as a combat engineer officer, airborne and ranger qualified. During the first six years of my career, I was an officer in the Army Corps of Engineers.”
Current residence: Charlotte.
From: Charlotte, born and raised. “A product of CMS public schools through fifth grade, then we moved to Lincoln County. I graduated from East Lincoln High,” said Davis. Read More