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Tony Davis

National Director, FAME USA

Tony Davis is the National Director of FAME USA (Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education), a workforce development program created by the Manufacturing Institute. Davis leads the FAME network, comprised of 35 training programs across twelve states supported by more than 400 employers.

Before joining The Manufacturing Institute, Davis led a local economic development organization in central Louisiana. In that role, he led various development initiatives with an emphasis on workforce solutions. He was instrumental in starting GeauxFAME, the first chapter of FAME USA created independently of the original Toyota initiative, and served as administrator for the chapter from its genesis in 2016 until he joined the Manufacturing Institute. Prior to that, he served as president of the local Chamber of Commerce for eight years.


Davis was elected to two terms on the Louisiana Board of Elementary and Secondary Education and served as its vice president. He is a native of Natchitoches, Louisiana, and a graduate of Northwestern State University. He has served on several boards, including the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, and the Louisiana Industrial Development Executives Association.


Tony and his wife reside in Fishers, Indiana, with their son and daughter.

ILMA Express Talk: I’ll Make You Famous: Talent Attraction Through FAME

Saturday, April 22, 11:40 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.

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