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Kirk Davis
Sr. Vice President, Executive Recruitment
Tel: 817-753-3153

Kirk Davis joined SGR as Senior Vice President in 2016.  Kirk most recently served as City Manager of Gladstone, Missouri, and prior to that he worked for the City of Lee’s Summit and Jackson County.  He holds an MBA from Webster University, a bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska, and is a graduate of the University of Virginia’s Senior Executive Institute.  Kirk currently serves as a Judge for the National Civic League’s All-America City Award program and previously served as President of the Missouri City Management Association. 

Kirk enjoyed a 37 year career in local government, and retired from the City of Gladstone  in 2016 after 18 years of service as City Manager.  He remains active with the Missouri City Management Association and ICMA, is currently serving on the ICMA Annual Conference 2016 Host Committee. 

Kirk received many recognitions and accolades during his city management career, including the ICMA Strategic Leadership Award, the Missouri City Management Association Jay Bell Professional Management Award, the American Society for Public Administration Crisis Management Award, and the Regional Leadership Award from the Mid America Regional Council, among others. 

In his role with SGR, Kirk will lead executive recruitments in the Kansas City metro area, Nebraska, and in other regions.