RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Chris Davis, a former marketing and communications executive at Associates in Rural Development, is the new vice president of corporate communications at

Over a career spanning more than 15 years, Davis has worked with strategic communications in the media, nonprofit, corporate and government sectors. At RTI he will be responsible for media relations, employee communications, design and branding.

"Chris brings to RTI an extensive background in communications, marketing and international development, and I am confident he will add significantly to our communication, marketing and branding efforts,” said Lorena Clark, RTI’s senior vice president for human resources and corporate affairs.

Davis earned a marketing degree at Villanova University and a master of professional studies from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts.