CNAS Board of Advisor
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Michele Davis is a Managing Director of Morgan Stanley and Head of Global Corporate Affairs with responsibility for media relations, internal communications and philanthropy. She is also a member of the Firm’s Management Committee.
Michele has worked at the nexus of political and financial communications throughout her career, serving in a number of senior communications positions in the U.S. Treasury Department, Fannie Mae, and the White House from 2001 to January 2009. Among her posts in the Bush White House, Michele served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Advisor for Communications. In her last government position, she served as Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs and Director of Policy Planning in the U.S. Department of Treasury for Former Secretary Hank Paulson, where she was a senior member of the Treasury team addressing the credit crisis in 2008.
Most recently, Michele was a partner based in Washington, D.C. at the Brunswick Group, a global corporate communications advisory firm. She joined Morgan Stanley in June 2013 in her current role.
Michele is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Morgan Stanley Foundation and the Board of Reach the World, an educational non-profit. She was also selected as a 2014-2015 David Rockefeller Fellow by the Partnership for New York City.
Michele has a B.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and an M.A. in economics from American University.