Frank Davis Profile


"One Of The Most Important Things That The Leaders Of Today Must Remember To Do Is Give Back To The Communities That They Came From And Honor The Legacy Of Those Who Made Today Possible."
Frank Davis is an entrepreneur and President of the Horizon Group of Companies headquartered in Birmingham Alabama. Frank is a native of the 'rough and tumble' Anacostia area of Washington DC. Frank rose from his humble upbringing and succeeded despite his challenging early life.   He graduated with honors from the Washington D.C. public school system and had the distinction being the 1978 Washington DC William Randolph Hearst Foundation United States Senate Youth Scholar, and winner of the Harvard Book Award.  Frank was also featured in articles in the Washington Post and Ebony magazine.  After graduating, Frank ventured away from the Washington area to attend Bucknell University in Lewisburg Pennsylvania where he continued to achieve excellence and became a student leader. Frank received his Electrical Engineering degree from Bucknell as a member of the Class of '82 with distinction as winner of the Susan Thomas Hensinger prize. After graduating from Bucknell, Frank began a twenty year business career with companies including Westinghouse Electric,  Honeywell,   The Invensys Group,  and Johnson Controls Inc..       During his career, Frank continued his education and received his Masters’ degree in Business from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and also received his executive diploma from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.     In 2001, Frank achieved his lifelong dream of becoming a business owner as the President and majority shareholder of Horizon Electrical & Industrial of Alabama. Although his first year in business was very difficult, Frank persevered and led Horizon through a period high growth.    Today, the Horizon Group as it is now called has many businesses and a large portfolio of clients including Honda Manufacturing Of Alabama,   Honda Precision Parts Of Georgia,   the US Army Corp Of Engineers, and the Southern Company among others.    To this day, Frank continues to be active in the community and regularly speaks to students from inner city schools.  In addition to his role as President of The Horizon Group,  Frank also currently serves as Vice President of the Bucknell 
University Alumni Association Board Of Directors.   Frank is also an active member of the South Region Minority Supplier Development Council and The Georgian Club of Atlanta.  Frank is currently listed in Who's Who Among African Americans and has been featured in business articles in publications including the Birmingham News, Business Alabama, and Minority Business News USA.  In 2010 while writing ‘The 835’, Frank gained the distinction of being named as an ancestry expert by and he has helped many African-Americans reconnect with their ancestral heritage.