President + CEO
Linda Davis, a 5th generation Annapolitan, is President of The Davis Group, LLC, a consulting specialist in business development, nonprofit branding, fundraising, and high-profile special events.
Linda began her career in the hospitality industry with Sheraton Hotels in Washington, DC. Prior to The Davis Group, she owned and operated Company’s Coming, Special Events and Catering, a special event consultant firm with a full-service catering arm specializing in high-end corporate retreats and themed events. In 1994, Linda pursued a life-long dream and opened The Wild Orchid, an Annapolis’ top restaurant with an emphasis on serving fresh local seafood, meats, and produce. Living the sustainable method of only eating in-season and local foods, Linda applied that commitment to the Wild Orchid, creating the first restaurant in Annapolis to change its menu seasonally and designed its dishes around regional cuisine, working with local watermen, farmers, and organic growers to offer only the freshest, seasonal ingredients. Linda doesn’t just design beautiful and successful events; she orchestrates every aspect of their execution. Working with the best the industry has to offer, Linda has cultivated a loyal clientele over the 30 years in the industry.
Growing up on Spa Creek and Lake Ogleton, in Annapolis, and raising her two children on the Chesapeake Bay, Linda and her husband, Chuck, have a deep appreciation for the value of working towards a clean and healthy bay. Linda spends much of her professional and personal time working with organizations to ensure these great waterways will be around for many generations to come.
Kaitlin Davis Latonick
A 6th generation Annapolitan, Kaitlin Latonick (Davis) started in the industry at the young age of three. Yes, three! Peeling grapes in the kitchen of her mother’s catering company; she was destined to be part of this eventful lifestyle. From those early days in the kitchen of Company’s Coming to supporting the operation of The Wild Orchid restaurant and working events, Kaitlin’s experience has been a true emersion of the hospitality industry.
Kaitlin grew up in her mother’s talented shadow. She watched and learned from her every move and wanted to be involved on all levels. After receiving her degree in Public Relations + Marketing, Kaitlin joined the hotel world and immediately fell in love with the fast-paced life of the industry. Six years later, she decided it was time to focus on creating spectacular events with her mom + sister.
Kaitlin is a lover of all things Chesapeake Bay and a true Navy fan. She’s a believer in celebrating everything and gathering friends and family around delicious cuisine. She has the discipline to run a marathon, and the patience to raise a puppy. Kaitlin resides in Annapolis with her husband, Michael, and their two daughters.
Partner, Diner en Blanc
Bryer Davis, a 6th generation Annapolitan, also started in the event industry at a young age. The age of five, in fact! She oversaw the grape peeling operation of younger sister Kaitlin while assisting with other operational logistics. A college internship with the Charleston Wine + Food Festival solidified Bryer’s love for large-scale events and the challenge of the logistics surrounding them. Bryer currently works on Capitol Hill which has refined her professional skills and work ethic.
Bryer’s primary involvement with The Davis Group is producing annual Diner en Blanc events along the East Coast. After being lucky enough to secure tickets to the first-ever Diner en Blanc held in the United States in New York City, Bryer was hooked! This incredibly unique event – which brings together people of all cultures and interests to share in an extraordinary experience with one another – is truly a privilege added to her resume.