Meet the Center for Print Economics and Management Staff

Dr. Ronnie H. Davis
Senior Vice President & Chief Economist
Phone: (434) 591-0527 ext. 502  
Email: rdavis [at]

Dr. Ronnie H. Davis is PIA's Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. His responsibilities include economic analysis and forecasting, industry research, international business issues and future studies. He is the 2005 recipient of the prestigious Neil Richards Visionary Leadership Award for applying innovative, futuristic thinking to industry and economic issues.

Over the past 40 years he has spoken at conferences in 47 states, Japan, France, Canada, and Mexico, and authored numerous reports and articles on economic and business topics including his book, Competing for Print's Thriving Future. He has provided testimony and input on industry and economic issues to the International Trade Commission, the Federal Trade Commission and the US Department of Justice and served as a radio spokesperson on consumer economic issues for the University of Maryland. Dr. Davis holds a Ph.D. in economics with a specialization in industrial organization from the University of Pittsburgh and has served as a Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Management and Technology at the University of Maryland. He has also taught economics and business management at Georgetown University, Pennsylvania State University and other colleges.

Tai McNaughton
Senior Economist
Phone: (412) 259-1756
Email: tmcnaughton [at]

Tai McNaughton is an Economist at Printing Industries of America where she works directly under Dr. Ron Davis. Since being at PIA, she has assisted with a multitude of publications, financial performance assessments, and has written several articles and research papers. Tai received her bachelor's degree in Economics and a minor in International Business from Clarion University of Pennsylvania, an AACSB accredited business school. She continued to progress her passion and enthusiasm for economics by earning a master's degree in Applied Economics from American University. Ron and Tai combined have authored hundreds of studies exclusively for the printing industry.