Occupation: As a cybersecurity specialist at Caterpillar Inc., DeTrail Davis leads a team whose main responsibility is to protect Caterpillar’s computer and information technology systems from hacking. The Threat and Vulnerability Management Team identifies and reports weaknesses in system infrastructures.
Community Involvement: Mr. Davis serves on the board of directors of Tri-County Urban League and is a member of the Peoria alumni chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Inc.
Education: Bachelor of science, computer science, Alabama A&M University
Three things he’s passionate about: Family, HBCUs, community service
Three favorite hobbies: Biking, sports, collecting sneakers
Career influence or inspiration: Mr. Davis followed the footsteps of his first cousins, Robbie and Dana McDonald. The siblings went to HBCUs, inspiring him to attend one also. Dana McDonald majored in computer science, inspiring him to major in computer science. Robbie McDonald, a vice president with a major investment firm, inspires his drive for success.
Inspirational quote: “I am the master of my fate. I am the captain of my soul.” From Invictus, by William Ernest Henley
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