Vice Presidents

B. Susan Davis
Vice President of Development,
The Center for American and International Law

Susan Davis is Vice President of Development for The Center for American and International Law (CAIL). Susan comes to CAIL with more than 30 years’ experience in nonprofit administration and fundraising. As the first Vice President of Development, Susan is charged with assisting the President and the Board of Trustees in developing, planning, and implementing a strategic approach to fundraising for CAIL and its five educational institutes.

Previously, Susan served as the National Development Director for the National Headquarters of The Salvation Army responsible for designing and executing a comprehensive proactive fundraising strategy focused on expanding and enhancing donor relationships and partnerships in support of the domestic and international work of the National Headquarters. Susan joined The Salvation Army after serving as the American Lung Association’s Chief Development Officer where she built charitable giving in support of the national headquarters through corporate partnerships, direct response, e-philanthropy, licensing, major gifts, planned giving, and special events.

Other fundraising positions include Senior Managing Director for Changing Our World, part of the Omnicom Group; Manager of Leadership Fundraising for the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross; Associate Vice President for Institutional Advancement at Wesleyan College; Director of Development and Communication for Lancaster (CA) School District. Among her administrative experience, Susan served as the Assistant and later the City Manager in Middletown, OH; the first Chief Operating Officer for Glenmary, a national Catholic ministry; and Director of Policy and Membership for National Public Radio. She held multiple positions while employed by the City of Lancaster, CA, ranging from Public Information Officer and Personnel Director to the Cultural Arts Superintendent. As a special assistant to the Director of the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility in Newport News, VA while the accelerator was under construction, Susan created the facility’s PR program.

Susan is a California-native who traveled the world with her Air Force father and family. She served nearly eight years in the United States Air Force as a Public Affairs Officer, with a focus in Environmental Public Affairs. She holds a BA from University of Texas and a MPA from Golden Gate University. Married to Lt. Gen. Charles R. “CR” Davis, USAF (Ret.), Senior Vice President of Strategic Development for L-3 Aerospace Systems, they make their home in Richardson, TX.

Gregory Smith, M.A.
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Director, Institute for Law Enforcement Administration

As Vice President for Law Enforcement Education and Director of the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration (ILEA), Mr. Smith is responsible for the overall management, operations and curriculum development. He provides general oversight of the Schools of Leadership, Center for Law Enforcement Ethics and the Law Enforcement Technical Assistance Program. He assures program quality and organizational/educational stability through development and implementation of standards and controls, systems and procedures, and regular evaluation.

The ILEA is one of the nation’s premier learning centers for law enforcement executives, managers and supervisors. For more than fifty years, the Institute has worked to prepare course participants for today’s challenging management and ethical issues. Its programs and services focus on adapting successful private-sector models to set a standard of excellence for law enforcement.

Prior to his appoint as Director, Gregory served the ILEA for more than 17 years. He promoted to the rank of Associate Director and was the administrator of School of Executive Leadership, the Schools of Police Supervision and Diversity Education Programs. He is also responsible for developing and conducting in-service police training programs for multiple agencies throughout the United States and Canada.

From 1990-1999, Mr. Smith served as a Texas Peace Officer with the Baylor University-Medical Police Department in Dallas, Texas. He served in Patrol and managed the Crime Prevention and Community Services Section. He was instrumental in establishing numerous programs designed to reduce crime, prevent workplace violence and mediate workplace and community disputes for the Baylor Health Care System.

Gregory served more than 21 years with the United States Army and the United States Army Reserve. His military career began with his enlistment into the Indiana National Guard in 1981, where he served as a Cavalry Scout and Military Police Officer. During his career he progressed in ranks from Private to Major, and has held numerous positions in the Infantry Corps at Company, Battalion, Brigade and Theater levels.

In the area of professional development, Mr. Smith has coauthored a book on diversity communication, Navigating Diversity: An Advocates Guide Through the Maze of Race, Gender, Religion and More. He is also a Qualified Administer of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (M.B.T.I.), and a National Training Associate with the Insight Learning Foundation.

In his hometown, Mr. Smith has served on the City of Arlingtons Youth and Families Board; the Arlington Independent School Districts Financial Review Committee; and is currently an active football coach, basketball referee and Central Branch Advisory Board Member with the YMCA. Mr. Smith is a graduate of the 53rd School of Police Supervision of the Southwestern Law Enforcement Institute and the Leadership in Police Organizations Course, sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police.

Gregory holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana, with Minors in Multi-Cultural Education and Military Science. He also holds a Master of Arts degree in Sociology, (specializing in Social Psychology) from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Gregory is married to Tammera who is a public school teacher. They have four children: daughter Natjar and sons= Adam, Stanton, and Stayton. They reside in Arlington.

Mark P. Smith
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Director, Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law
and Co-Director, Institute for Law and Technology

Mark Smith is Vice President of The Center for American and International Law. He serves as Dean of The Center’s Academy of American and International Law, and directs The Center’s Southwestern Institute for International and Comparative Law and its Institute for Law and Techology. He is also responsible for the Center’s programs on Actual Innocence. Mark previously was the Executive Director of The West Virginia State Bar and served as Assistant to the Executive Director of the American Bar Association. He has chaired the Dallas Committee for International Visitors and was President of the Volunteer Center of Collin County. He has taught public sector strategic planning and contemporary American conflicts at the University of Texas at Dallas and served on the Board of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth. Mark received an undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a law degree from Yale University.

David Winn
Vice President, The Center for American and International Law
Director, Institute for Transnational Arbitration

David Winn is Vice President of the Center for American and International Law and Director of its Institute for Transnational Arbitration. He is also the founding Director of CAIL’s Institute for Law and Technology (2000-2008) and past Director of CAIL’s Institute for Energy Law (1999-2016).

Before joining CAIL in 1999, he was a trial lawyer in Dallas, active in international affairs and international law. During this period, he led or was otherwise involved in a variety of international leadership activities with counterparts in Mexico, the Soviet Union, Europe, China and the Middle East. During the Soviet Union’s perestroika opening from 1987-1991, when it appeared that law might form a new bridge between the US and USSR, he led US-Soviet lawyer programs for the American Center for International Leadership, and the American (Young Lawyers Division), Texas and Dallas Bar Associations. He is a past Director of the American Center for International Leadership and the Council on US-Mexico Relations, and Fellow of the Amundsen Institute for US-Mexico Studies.

Closer to home, he served as Chairman of the Board of the Friends of the Katy Trail, member of the Trinity River Corridor Citizens Committee, Barrister in CAIL’s Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Chairman of the Dallas Council for International Visitors and member of the Board of Directors of the Dallas World Affairs Council. He received his undergraduate degree in history at SMU and his law degree at the University of Texas School of Law.