Meet Your NACCU Volunteers: Adam Davis
This is the latest installment of the NACCU series highlighting our association volunteers. NACCU provides programs and services to our members, many which would not be possible without the dedication and commitment of our volunteer leaders. Volunteers, whether they are a committee member, a Board member, or an onsite volunteer at a conference, are all important in making NACCU volunteer-driven programs an exceptional experience for our card industry peers.
Campus Card Information:
Name: Adam Davis
School:Florida SouthWestern State College
Volunteer Role:Membership Committee
What is your role at your institution?
I am the manager of the BUC Card Offices and CSGold administration, along with managing the Trademark, Licensing, and Branding for the college's marks and logo, managing the Follett bookstore contract, and the Ricoh and WEPA administrative and student print contracts, respectively.
Where was the first NACCU conference you attended?
The first conference I attended was the Reno conference in 2018.
What is your favo(u)rite thing about volunteering with your NACCU committee?
Learning from my peers has been great, and helping people understand the value NACCU can bring to the collaborative good. Otherwise, card offices might become very isolated to innovation in the higher education world we serve without our association.
What show are you binge-watching right now?
I am currently binge-watching The Durrells in Corfu.
What is your go-to coffee / tea order?
I like to brew my own and I am very specific for my taste. For coffee, I brew Don Francisco's Hawaiian Hazelnut flavor with a teaspoon of sugar-free vanilla caramel creamer. My tea I brew is blueberry & honey flavor Tevive pure Ceylon black tea. If I can't have these specific drinks, water is my go-to. :)
What is your favo(u)rite memory from when you were a student?
One of my professors threatened me with a lower grade if I did not go off script in a presentation I was doing. He wanted me to not be so thoroughly prepared and to wing it, which goes against how I do presentations. It made me a better professional and student.
What is one thing that would surprise people about you?
My first profession was as a law enforcement and government dog trainer, starting in the Army as a Military Police K-9 Officer. I have trained over 2,000 K-9s for narcotics, explosive, accelerant, and buried mines including several hundred attack dogs, and I completed several thousand explosives and narcotics searches with my own K-9 partners.
What are your plans for the holidays given the COVID-19 pandemic?
Over the holidays, I will run every morning. Also, my wife's mother and sister will be visiting, and my 4-year-old daughter has a dance recital. I will also prepare for the College Experience class I teach at FSW.