Paul Davis, General Manager & CEO, Tri State Transit Authority

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Paul E. Davis

The General Manager and CEO of the Tri-State Transit Authority June 1, 2009 to present. Employed in the transit industry since 1988. Prior to working in transit, served as a retail store manager for 12 years with Heck’s Inc.

The Tri-State Transit Authority (TTA) is headquartered in Huntington, WV employs 75 people and provides bus service to Wayne County, Westmoreland, Cabell County, Huntington, Barboursville, and Milton.

Graduated from Marshall University with an under graduate degree in political science (2004).  Obtained a Masters Degree in Marshall’s Executive MBA program (2009) while working full time as the General Manager of the Transit Authority.   

Recognized at both the state and federal government levels as a spokesman for smaller transit systems and as a leader in the transit industry. Successfully participated in the creation of legislation which secured funding for the Pullman Square development in Huntington. Through his years in the transit industry Paul has secured nearly 100 million dollars in funding for Cabell County and the City of Huntington.

Past President of the West Virginia Public Transit Association.

Named Transit Employee of the year by the West Virginia Division of Public Transit (1997). Named West Virginia Transit Manager of the year (2012).

Active in various community service organizations; past President of the Huntington Kiwanis and Rotary Club, past President of Hite-Saunders Little League, is member of the Kiwanis Club of Huntington and the Huntington Rotary Club. Member of various Masonic organizations including a member of Beni Kedem Shriners, Charleston, WV and is past Master of his Masonic lodge in Louisa, KY.  Also a board member of the Scottish Rite Foundation Speech and Hearing Clinic at Marshall University (past Chair).

Is an active member in municipal and county economic development and business associations. Serves as a member of the Huntington Live committee of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce. Serves as the Chairman of Downtown Huntington Partners. 

Biographical Data

Paul E. Davis

3872 Green Valley Rd.

Huntington, WV 25701

Home: 304-523-4823

Work: 304-529-6094

Cell:   304-634-7517


Born July 30, 1960, Huntington, West Virginia

Married to the former Sandra K. McReynolds

Two sons, Garrett Ray Davis and Tyler Paul Davis


Huntington East High School, Huntington, West Virginia - 1979

B.A. – Political Science, Marshall University – 2004

MBA – Marshall University – 2009

Member of Pi Sigma Alpha – Political Science Honorary

Member of Alpha Kappa Psi – Business Honorary   


1988 – Present         

Tri-State Transit Authority (TTA), General Manager and CEO. Hired as a bus operator July 1988, promoted to dispatcher February 1989, Assistant Manager March 1993, General Manager July 2006 and CEO June 2009

1977 – 1988              

Heck’s Department Stores, Store Manager

1976 – 1977              

Borden Burger Foods, Part time chef while attending High School.

Professional Activities:

Past President of the West Virginia Public Transit Association.

Member of the Mayors Committee for the Disabled, Huntington, WV

Goodwill Industries – Board of Directors – Past Board Chair

Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce

American Public Transit Association – Past Board of Directors

Downtown Huntington Partners - Chairman 

Civic Organizations:

Kiwanis Club of Huntington – Past President                               1998 – Present

Rotary Club of Huntington – Past President                                2008 – Present

Masonic Lodge – York Rite, Scottish Rite & Shriners – Past Master 1983 – Present

Salvation Army – Board Member and Past President                  1998 – 2012

Hite Saunders Little League – Past President                              2005 – 2006

Huntington High School Band Booster – Past Treasurer             2007 – 2009

Scottish Rite Foundation Board – Past President                         2011 – Present

Downtown Huntington Partners – President                                  2011 – Present

City of Huntington Foundation                                                         2015 – Present

Goodwill Industries of KYOWVA Area, Inc - Past Chair                2012 - 2015   

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