Cunningham Retires from Davey Tree Board of Directors

Posted: June 18, 2018 

Kent, Ohio – J. Dawson Cunningham has retired from the Board of Directors of The Davey Tree Expert Company after 13 years of service.

Cunningham served on the board’s compensation and audit committees during his tenure. He is the retired chief financial officer of Roadway Corporation. 

Cunningham joined Roadway in 1985. Between 1992 and 1996, he served as vice president, finance and administration at Roadway. In 1996 he was promoted to vice president, finance and administration, and treasurer. He was elected executive vice president, CFO and treasurer in 1998.

Pat Covey, president and CEO of Davey Tree, said Davey has positively evolved its incentives and compensation for employees thanks in large part to Cunningham’s leadership.

“He’s been a wonderful supporter of the people and the employee-owners of this company,” said Covey. “He served the board with honor and distinction, providing a valuable contribution to the success of the Company, for which we are very grateful.”

With more than 9,000 employees throughout North America, The Davey Tree Expert Company provides solutions for residential, utility, commercial and government clients. Rooted in research, the company’s vision is to achieve balance among people, progress and the environment. Tree experts since 1880, Davey provides diversified tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental services. Davey is one of the largest employee-owned companies in the U.S. and is headquartered in Kent, Ohio.

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