Art Davis

Art Davis

Art Davis, a director with Baker Tilly, has pursued his passion to improve local government and create great communities for more than 30 years. Art specializes in providing executive recruitment and organizational management consulting services for cities, counties and nonprofits.

  • Successfully launched and expanded his own local government consulting firm over the course of 10 years
  • Nearly 15 years’ experience in Executive Recruitment
  • Community Leadership Program Facilitation
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Strategic Goal Setting and Strategic Planning Facilitation
  • Organizational Assessment, Design and Development
  • Organization & Community Facilitation
  • Served over six years as Associate Director for the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, a nonprofit, 501c4 membership organization comprised of CEOs representing some of the largest companies in the region
  • Coordinated and organized a strategic and master planning process (and an update of the Plan after four years) focused on re-developing Downtown Kansas City involving hundreds of stakeholders
  • Served nearly six years as City Administrator for Lee’s Summit, MO and in other local government positions in KS
  • Served as Assistant to the Mayor of Dallas, TX
  • Led and participated in a wide variety of community initiatives; served on a major Hospital Board for 13 years and on other nonprofit boards throughout career
  • Presented with the L.P. Cookingham Award by the Greater Kansas City Chapter of the American Society for Public Administration, recognizing his long-term and outstanding contributions in the field of public administration
  • ICMA Member since 1984


IL, Chicago Firm


University of Kansas
Master of Public Administration

William Jewell College – Liberty, Missouri
Bachelor of Arts in political science and public administration