Hugh Davis, a digital media strategist and producer with over 15 years of professional experience, joined the Mid-America Union Conference Communication Department in January. His responsibilities include managing the union’s two websites, producing the weekly myOUTLOOK e-newsletter, producing videos and podcasts, and overseeing all the union’s social media platforms.
“Hugh has amazing communication skills and a close walk with his Savior,” said MAUC president Gary Thurber. “The Lord has truly smiled on us in bringing someone with these special qualities.”
A product of Christian education, Davis attended Peterson-Warren Academy in Inkster, Michigan and Andrews University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in digital multimedia in 2000. He also obtained a Marketing Certificate in 2009.
Davis’ career in digital media spans the sectors of healthcare, education and city government, where he most recently worked as a public information specialist in the Communications Division of the Mayor’s Office in Lincoln, Nebraska. In that position, he was primarily responsible for managing the city’s social media presence, establishing social media policies and guidelines, graphic design work, and helping maintain the website. He was also responsible for internal communications for the Public Works and Utilities department.
Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, Davis and his wife stayed in Michigan after graduating from Andrews University and attended the Highland Avenue Church in Benton Harbor, where he was ordained as an elder in 2007. When the family moved to Kansas in 2010, Davis served as an elder in the Manhattan Church. While in Kansas his wife, Major Elizabeth Davis, was stationed at the Fort Riley Army Base and he worked as the executive director of communications for the Geary County School District in Junction City, Kansas. His wife of 16 years is the director of the Social Work program at Union College and serves part-time in the Army National Guard. The couple are members of the Piedmont Park Church and assist with the Allon Chapel Church Foodnet ministry program. They have four children.
“I see what I do as a ministry, one that has become more important as a Pew Research study recently noted that roughly two-thirds of U.S. adults now report that they are Facebook users, and roughly three-quarters of those users access Facebook on a daily basis,” said Davis. “I am grateful for the opportunity of using my spiritual gifts, talents and experience to further the gospel commission in this digital landscape, along with the MAUC communication team and other conference communicators.”
Hugh enjoys spending time with family and friends. When he is not working you might find him reading a good book, exploring photography, or playing racquetball, basketball or golf. He looks forward to building relationships and looks forward to expanding his circle of friendships as he serves the members of Mid-America.