Title: Retired Information Technology Executive
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
J. Davis Hamlin, retired information technology executive, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business administration and information technology.
In preparation for his career, Mr. Hamlin attended the University of Virginia, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in 1954. Subsequently, he served in the U.S. Navy, where he was stationed in Pearl Harbor on active duty from 1954 until 1956. Upon his honorable discharge, Mr. Hamlin returned to the University of Virginia, earning an additional bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1959. He credits his involvement in his field to his experience in the Navy, where he was involved with the operation of electronic equipment. He did not know anything about electronics, so when he returned to his higher education on the GI Bill, he pursued this newfound interest, developing the skillset he went on to use for the entirety of his career.
Mr. Hamlin began his career as an applied science representative at IBM, additionally holding the posts of a systems engineer, a manager and a corporate staff systems engineer before his departure in 1966. He transitioned to a role as a branch manager for the Electronic Data Systems Corp., rising to the rank of the vice president in 1969, which he held until 1986. Mr. Hamlin continued his career with the corporation, serving as the senior vice president, the chief financial officer and a member of the board of directors from 1986 until his retirement in 1994. Among his myriad career achievements, he recalls his tenure with the Electronic Data Systems Corp. as the highlight of his career. In addition to his primary pursuits, Mr. Hamlin has been active in his community, serving on the board of directors of the Dallas Symphony Opera Association, and acting as a vestry member of the St. Michael and All Angels Church for several years, among numerous further affiliations.
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