Josie Elizabeth Davis is the Founder and Chief Creative Officer at Curmudgeon Group, a creative strategy and production firm in Chicago, IL. As a producer, strategist, and creative director, she has independently conceived and spearheaded the production of work in Seattle, Buenos Aires, and Chicago in the literary, film, performance, dance, and music/media arts.
She is on the Board of Directors of Kindling Group, a Chicago-based non-fiction media studio crafting high quality content and high impact campaigns that seek to inspire, entertain, and ignite change, and serves on the marketing and communications committee. Davis recently joined the National Council of the World Wildlife Fund, and is excited about the opportunity to invest resources in the next generation of conservationists by diversifying outreach and communication efforts.
As a performer, Davis has trained with the Denver Opera Guild and El Grupo Teatro Yuyachkani. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, international travel, singing, playing and teaching music, a good book, the NYT crossword, spending time with family and friends, diving headfirst into new projects, and being in the wild outdoors. Davis has a BA in Music from the Colorado College and an MA in Performance Studies from New York University.