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Rick Davis

Chair, The McCain Institute Board of Trustees

Rick Davis is a partner at Stone Court Capital, a private equity investor located in New York City. He has a long and distinguished career in both the public and private sector.


Davis served on President Ronald Reagan’s political team and served in three Reagan Administration Cabinet Agencies before becoming the White House special assistant to the president for the Domestic Policy Council. President George H.W. Bush appointed him as deputy executive director for the White House Conference on Science and Economic Research Related to Global Climate Change. While in the private sector, Davis built one of the most influential and successful public affairs companies in the United States. In 1988, Davis worked for the George H.W. Bush presidential campaign and also in 1996 for Robert Dole’s presidential campaign. In 2000 and 2008, Davis served as Senator John McCain’s national campaign manager, leading all aspects of the campaign activity.


Davis currently serves on the board of the Environmental Defense Action Fund. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia and is married to Dr. Karen Davis.

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The Sedona Forum is the McCain Institute’s annual, high-level gathering of national and international leaders held each spring at the Enchantment Resort in the red rock country of Sedona, Arizona. Starting from the assumption of character-driven leadership and core democratic values, The Sedona Forum convenes thought-leaders, decision makers, activists and diverse experts to discuss approaches and solutions to real-world problems.