Joe Davila: Connect

Connecting is second nature to Joe. He lives and breathes the strategic networking mission of UPA which is about helping individuals add value to their industry. From the moment Joe meets someone, his mind is in gear, projecting forward on how he can help connect them to the right resources and the right people. At the speed of light, he’s making those connections and the contacts and results are immediate: new solutions, business growth, new ideas and best of all, lasting relationships. Joe is a banker who understands business and is there to serve.

Joe has over 20 years of experience in international banking working for BB&T. He started his career in Charlotte then went to Atlanta before relocating to Clearwater, Florida. In his BB&T consulting role, working with public and private sector companies, Joe supports clients in developing new business growth by offering international solutions for importers and exporters. He helps them mitigate non-payment risk with a focus on improving their foreign cash flow and working capital needs. Joe is also very active with a host of economic and industry associations including the Tampa Task Force, FMMC (Florida Medical Manufacturers Consortium) and UPA.

“UPA is the conduit for people to connect with each other. Welcoming, listening and building relationships in packaging.”

MEET THE UPA BOARD

Outreach

Outreach

Ismael Santiago
“To outreach is to take that first step towards others, to add value and to serve. It’s the big why behind packaging and UPA.”
Envision

Envision

Janice Loppe
“I know there is a huge need for what we do for the packaging community. It’s why I envision a vibrant future ahead for UPA.”
Innovate

Innovate

Andy Draybuck
“To innovate in packaging is to invent or discover new and better ways of doing things. That’s what we’re doing with UPA.”
Curiosity

Curiosity

Leroy Presley
Curiosity is the primary strength Leroy brings to the table. “We are faced with a unique opportunity to showcase change. Why not make it fun?”
Challenge

Challenge

Judy Estrada
“I love a challenge and I know what we’re creating at UPA for packaging goes far beyond your typical networking association.”
Enthuse

Enthuse

Dana Vaughn
“Everyday I’m enthused to make a difference for packaging, doing things, big and small with clients, colleagues and community.”