Davis 2022


    Alphonse, G. Davis


    Al Davis is the Ninth Director of Texas A&M Forest Service. 


    He was appointed by The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents on June 1, 2023.


    Davis served as interim director of Texas A&M Forest Service since June 1, 2021. 


    In his two years as interim director, Davis has made a great impact on the people and mission of Texas A&M Forest Service. Since his first day, his top priorities were safety, employee retention, relationships and telling the agency story.


    His vision is “a great agency that is people and mission focused.”


    Davis has taken many actions toward his top priorities by focusing on people and leadership development over the past two years. He has increased salary ranges for agency employees, initiated a tuition assistance program and spear-headed competency-based education partnerships.

    Prior to coming to Texas A&M Forest Service, Davis was deputy agency director of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service, TEEX, and has been employed with TEEX since 2005, having served as director of the National Emergency Response and Recovery Training Center. In 2014, he was appointed to deputy agency director.


    He is the immediate past chairman of the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium, co-founder and principal emeritus of the National Cyber Security Preparedness Consortium, and a former advisory board member of the National Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security.

    Prior to his time with The Texas A&M University System, he worked as a consultant with United Water and served as a chief executive of the Public School District in New Orleans. He also served in the U.S. Marine Corps and retired at the rank of colonel.

    Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Southern University and A&M College, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; a master’s degree in national resource strategy from the National Defense University, Washington, D.C.; and a master’s degree of business administration from Averett University, Danville, Virginia.