Davies Bisset III
Davies Bisset III
Phone: 401/863-3810
Email: Davies_Bisset@brown.edu
Position: Executive Director

Davies Bisset is no stranger to the University and to the Division of Advancement here at Brown.  After graduating with a degree in History in 1985, Davies worked for Brown’s Alumni Relations and Development office for seven years.  He opened and managed a regional campaign office for major gifts, in Los Angeles, CA and helped to cultivate a new generation of donors for the University. He staffed six volunteer committees on the west coast during Brown's last campaign, identifying and recruiting more than 100 new volunteers.  Davies directed activities of 60+ Brown alumni chapters worldwide, led volunteer training programs and created an alumni task force to strengthen geographic areas and increase club membership in advance of the University Campaign for the Rising Generation.  In his role, Davies also served as liaison with the Brown Sports Foundation coordinating all "Brown on the Road" athletic events with alumni clubs and volunteers. After leaving College Hill, Davies spent almost ten years working in the insurance world for Rollins Hudig Hall Insurance Brokers, Inc. and Amica Insurance.   

Most recently, and for the past seven years, Davies has worked in Development for the University of Virginia.  He started as the Senior Associate Director of Alumni Relations and Chair, 50th Anniversary for the Darden School of Business at UVA.  In this role, he directed the internal operations of Darden School's alumni relations department and after three years, he was promoted to the Associate Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations for the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at UVA.  Davies has provided senior-level leadership and counsel to the dean, associate dean, trustees, and development colleagues on individual giving and alumni relations in the midst of a $150 million capital campaign for the School of Engineering within a University-wide $3 billion campaign.  Davies also assisted the associate dean in managing an eight member staff and 48 member board of trustees and was responsible for managing a portfolio of 200+ donors and prospects.   Davies impressed the search committee with his proven leadership and management skills in mission-driven and goal-oriented environments and his deep passion for Brown University and our athletic programs.  His extensive background from the University of Virginia and Brown in major and principal gift fundraising, volunteer management and alumni relations certainly provides him with the professional experience necessary to lead the Brown Sports Foundation to new levels of success.

Davies is a native Rhode Islander and he and his wife Megan have three daughters. We are extremely excited to have Davies join the Brown Advancement team and to have him lead the Sports Foundation during this important time.