Bertram Hayes-Davis, a great great grandson of Jefferson Davis, is deeply committed to educating the public about the life and legacy of his distinguished ancestor. Bertram has served since 1976 as the President of the Davis Family Association and since 1988 as the President of the Papers of Jefferson Davis. He is the former Executive Director of Beauvoir, the last home of Jefferson Davis and the Presidential Library in Biloxi, Mississippi. Over the last 35 years Bertram has traveled and spoken at a majority of Davis sights throughout the country. He has been interviewed by Life and People magazines and is on several online interviews. Bertram is currently serving as the President of the Beauvoir Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to support opportunities and exhibits to educate the public about the life of Jefferson Davis. He and his wife Carol travel the country speaking on behalf of the Foundation. Bertram has a Master’s of Science in Geology, and spent sixteen years in the Oil and Gas Exploration business. Four of those years were spent working in Russia conducting studies to determine the oil potential in Western Siberia. He has also worked in his hometown of Colorado Springs for Colorado College as both the Director of Corporate Support and the Director of Athletic Fund Raising. Bertram was the Director of Development for The Pikes Peak Community Foundation, and the Director of External Relations for Peak Vista Community Health Centers; both organizations are located in Colorado Springs. Bertram held positions in the financial industry for J.P. Morgan both as a Trust Advisor in Colorado Springs, and as the Vice President, Head of Oil and Gas Management in Dallas, Texas. In addition to his varied work experience, Bertram is also involved with numerous charitable organizations. He has served on boards in both Colorado and Mississippi such as The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, The Broadmoor Improvement Society, and the Combined Boards of Beauvoir. In his free time, he enjoys travel and golf.
Bertram Hayes-Davis July 28, 2015
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