Pat Covey is chief operating officer of The Davey Tree Expert Company. He was elected to his present position in February 2012. Mr. Covey was previously appointed to executive vice president, operations in 2007. Prior to that time, Mr. Covey served as vice president and general manager of the Davey Resource Group; vice president, southern operations, utility services, and various managerial positions, including manager of systems and process management and administrative manager, utility services. He joined Davey Tree in 1991. Mr. Covey holds a bachelor of business administration in accounting and finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a certified public accountant. Mr. Covey is a board member of Environmental Design, Inc., of Houston, Texas. He also serves on the Junior Achievement of North Central Ohio Board of Directors, as well as the Portage County Development Board. He is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA). Professionally, Mr. Covey is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).