Michael Davis is co-founder and CEO of Appriss, Incorporated (1994), a technology company with a mission to keep communities safe and informed. Mr. Davis helped launch the nation’s first automated victim notification service in 1995.
In 2000 Mr. Davis helped organize and establish the Mary Byron Project in honor of the young woman whose tragic murder resulted in the development of the VINE system. The Mary Byron Project is a 501(c)(3) public charity focused on ending the cycle of domestic violence. Mr. Davis is an active member of the Mary Byron Project board and serves on other non-profit boards in the Louisville area as well.
Mr. Davis is a two-time winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and in 2004 he was awarded the prestigious Paul H. Chapman award by the Foundation for Improvement of Justice. The award is given to individuals who have championed improvement in the national criminal justice system. In 2009 Mr. Davis was awarded the U.S. Congressional Crime Victims Award for Allied Professionals in recognition for his professional work on behalf of crime victims.