Executive Director

Before joining the Federation, Dr. Braxton Davis served as director of the N.C. Division of Coastal Management since 2011. He also served as director of the N.C. Division of Marine Fisheries from 2016-2018 and is a past chair of the Coastal States Organization in Washington, D.C. Braxton served as director of Policy and Planning for the South Carolina coastal management program in Charleston and as a research assistant professor at the University of South Carolina. He has provided congressional briefings and testimony on climate and coastal resilience issues. A Virginia native who resides in Carteret County with his family, Braxton holds a doctorate in marine affairs from the University of Rhode Island, a master’s degree in biological sciences from Florida International University, and a bachelor’s degree in environmental sciences from the University of Virginia.