Jennifer P. Davis
Human Resource Professional and Generalist
Jennifer Pharr Davis is a Human Resource Professional and Generalist with several decades of experience in corporate, manufacturing, public and private sector organizations. She is an objective and respected coach, leader, facilitator, and author with a broad base of experience and expertise in business, human resources, workplace issues and relationships. An IBM retiree, Mrs. Davis is the former Director of Discipleship Ministry for the Western North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church, the first lay person in the WNCC to hold this position. A certified Diversity Consultant, Mrs. Davis is also a motivational speaker, and co-author of three books. Her first single book, A Faith Greater Than Grief, was released in August, 2014. She served with the Gaston County Board of Education for 12 years, and was the first African-American to chair the Board in 2002 serving in that position for two years. Mrs. Davis has served on numerous other community boards including the Civil Service Board for the Gaston County Police Department and the Gaston College Board of Trustees. Mrs. Davis is also a certified Five Factor Personality Assessment Consultant.
Featured in the June 2009 publication of Black Enterprise Magazine, Jennifer also hosted a weekly radio show, “Shammah Time ”, and was featured in “Brown in Black and White”, a 2006 documentary developed by award-winning Broadcaster Steve Crump regarding the 1954 Supreme Court decision on the impact of desegregation in schools in Gastonia, North Carolina . She produced and developed a video, “One Time” with Tavis Smiley, TV show host, personality, author, and commentator. Since her retirement from IBM in 1993, Mrs. Davis has served as a consultant and facilitator for many organizations including the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, Charlotte, North Carolina, and a number of other police departments, local governments, and large and small corporations across the United States. A volunteer in many organizations, Mrs. Davis has received numerous awards and recognitions for her commitment to her community and the well-being of others. A graduate of Highland High School in Gastonia, North Carolina, Mrs. Davis continued her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro where she majored in English.