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Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer
Pat Covey is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Davey Tree Expert Company. Mr. Covey is responsible for all operations throughout North America, including residential, utility, and commercial services, Davey Resource Group, and the Davey Institute. He was elected chairman of the board in March 2020, and elected president and chief executive officer in July 2017.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Covey was named president and chief operating officer for all operations in March 2016. He was named president and chief operating officer, U.S. operations, in April 2014, and chief operating officer, U.S. operations, in February 2012. He previously served as executive vice president, operations; vice president and general manager of the Davey Resource Group; vice president, southern operations, utility services, and other managerial positions, including manager of systems and process management, and administrative manager, utility services. He joined the Davey Company in 1991.
Mr. Covey was elected a member of the board of directors of The Davey Tree Expert Company in 2014. He serves as chairman of the board of directors of the Company’s subsidiary companies, including the Davey Tree Surgery Company, Davey Resource Group, Inc., Davey Tree Expert Co. of Canada, Limited, Wolf Tree, Inc. and Wetland Studies and Solutions, Inc. Mr. Covey was elected a corporate officer of The Davey Tree Expert Company in 2006.
Mr. Covey is a board member of Environmental Design, Inc., of Houston, Texas and Bandit Holding Company of Remus, Michigan. He is a member of the board of trustees for the Arbor Day Foundation and serves on the board of directors of Akron Children’s Hospital. He is a member of the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) and Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA).
Mr. Covey holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in accounting and finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He is a certified public accountant and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).