2010 Hall of Fame: Joan Davidson - Setting a Blazing Pace
"This was one of my first true tests of being able to rally the employees toward a common cause, while asking many employees to work long hours to help us get the problem fixed," she notes. "Their support was incredible."
Davidson's biggest influences, not surprisingly, include Saxton and Jakobe. "John is simply a calm, steady leader who is smart, focused and personable. He has always said that it is important to concentrate on what you can control.
"Bob has a unique ability to be impartial to a situation, thereby not clouding judgment on a decision," she adds of Jakobe. "His humor keeps us laughing and lightens any situation."
In addition to her past board chair, vice chair and secretary/treasurer positions with NAPL, Davidson has served on the NAPL's nomination committee and strategic planning committee. She was inducted into the R&E Council of NAPL Nonpareil Society, and in the past has sat on the boards of both the Print & Graphics Scholarship Fund and the Graphic Arts Show Co.
A fitness enthusiast who can be found at the gym on a daily basis, Davidson is a frequent runner in events that support the fight against cancer, from 5Ks to relay marathons and half-marathons. Recently, she participated in her first sprint triathlon in support of the Melanoma Foundation. Davidson also gives of her time at Camp Sunrise, a pediatric cancer camp in Maryland, where she is a camp counselor for 11- and 12-year-old girls.
Joan and Tom Davidson have been married for five years, though they have been together for 16. They enjoy road biking together and are season ticket holders of the NFL's Baltimore Ravens.
Her son, Ryan Weisman, earned both an undergrad and masters degree in aeronautical engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and is now attending Texas A&M en route to a PhD in the same field. At home is Hunter, a 4-year-old golden retriever who is considered part of the family. PI