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Franklin Davis

American Beverage Association

Franklin L. Davis is the vice president of federal government relations for the American Beverage Association, which represents America’s non-alcoholic beverage industry. In this role, he helps to lead the industry’s federal legislative agenda and drive advocacy efforts before Congress and the Biden administration. This includes working on initiatives to help communities recover from the pandemic, reduce the beverage industry’s plastic footprint and provide families with more beverage choices to support their efforts to reduce sugar in their diet. Prior to this role, Franklin served in both director and senior director of federal affairs roles since joining the association in 2012.  He has held previous positions with the American Subcontractors Association, South Carolina Commission on Higher Education and Toyota Manufacturing.  A native of Marion, S.C., Franklin received a master’s in public administration from the University of South Carolina and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural education from Clemson University.  He resides in Maryland with his wife, who is a talented French horn player.