City of Chattanooga Office of Arts, Culture and Creative Economy

Carmen Davis is a passionate and visionary leader with over 20 years of professional experience in arts, culture, the creative economy, and community engagement. As the Senior Director of the Office of Arts, Culture, and Creative Economy for the City of Chattanooga, Carmen oversees the development and implementation of policies, programs, and initiatives that promote and support the city's vibrant and diverse creative sector. She has worked with numerous high-profile organizations, including the Tivoli Foundation, Def Jam Records, Levitt Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Carmen has showcased her talents being part of the teams that produced large-scale events such as the Memphis Arts Festival, Nightfall, Jazzanooga and the Bessie Smith Heritage Festival. Her innovative approach and dedication to community engagement have made her a key figure in fostering Chattanooga's cultural growth. Carmen holds a certificate in Corporate Social Responsibility from the University of Pennsylvania, a skill she leverages to benefit arts and culture by creating positive social and environmental impacts through strategic partnerships and innovation.