Teresa Davis is the former White House Senior Communications Advisor for Operation Warp Speed and the White House Coronavirus Task Force. She developed and executed messaging strategies in response to rapidly changing circumstances and urgent policy goals. In addition, she helped oversee the federal government’s public-facing strategy for the historic rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine across the US, working with the private sector, scientific community and US military.
Previously, she was Pentagon Deputy Press Secretary, where she supported the Secretary of Defense, handling media affairs and communications strategy on a broad range of priorities, including force resilience for the nation’s largest employer during the COVID-19 pandemic, US force posture in EUCOM and Operation Warp Speed. In addition, she helped to roll out the National Defense Strategy for 2020, with a focus on global power competition and department reform.
Teresa also served at the US Department of Commerce as Deputy Director of Protocol, supporting foreign trade priorities for the Secretary. Among her many responsibilities was coordinating the delegations to represent the US Department of Commerce on trade missions, the 74th Annual UN General Assembly and the 35th ASEAN Conference.
She has also served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs at the State Department, where she served as speechwriter and policy advisor and helped launch the Trump Administration’s Women’s Global Development Program. Teresa began her career on Capitol Hill as Communications Director for Rep. Tom Cole of Oklahoma.
Outside of her federal experience, Teresa has worked in support of military families, a cause inspired by her upbringing in a military family. She volunteered with various military support organizations including the USO and Blue Star Families.
Teresa holds a BA in Broadcast Journalism and a BA in Spanish from the University of Georgia.