Steve Davison is a 1989 graduate of Louisiana Tech University where he was a four-year letterman on the Bulldog baseball team. In 1993 he earned his law degree at Mississippi College School of Law and began his law career in New Orleans as a law clerk to Louisiana State Supreme Court Justice James Dennis.
Davison then returned to Ruston to begin a private law practice and in 1995 became an equity owner in his family's transportation and petroleum products businesses. In addition, he is a developer of Squire Creek Country Club and owns Twin Creeks Farm, a thoroughbred breeding and racing operation.
Davison has remained an active Louisiana Tech graduate, serving as a past president of the Louisiana Tech Alumni Foundation, a current member of the Louisiana Tech Athletics Council, and as an adjunct professor. He was named the Louisiana Tech Alumnus of the Year in 2013.
Additionally, he is a board member for the Lincoln Parish Boys and Girl Club and is a past recipient of the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce Young Business Person of the Year Award.
After being selected as the No. 1 overall choice by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1970 NFL Draft, Terry Bradshaw became the dominant quarterback of the professional ranks for the next 14 years as he led the Steelers organization to eight AFC Central championships and an unprecedented four Super Bowl titles in a six year period from 1974 to 1979.
Bradshaw, who starred at Louisiana Tech from 1966 through 1969, was named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player by the Associated Press in 1978 and was selected to play in three Pro Bowl games during his illustrious career. He was named MVP in Super Bowl XIII and Super Bowl XIV.
After retiring from football following the 1983 season, Bradshaw joined CBS as an NFL game analyst in 1984. He was promoted into television studio analyst for The NFL Today in 1990 (through 1993) before joining Fox NFL Sunday in 1994. Today, he is an award-winning studio host for the pregame show.
Bradshaw was inducted into the Louisiana Tech Hall of Fame in 1984 (the inaugural class), the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1989 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1996.
In April 2006, Bradshaw donated his four Super Bowl rings, College Football Hall of Fame ring, Pro Football Hall of Fame ring, Hall of Fame bust, four miniature replica Super Bowl trophies, and a helmet and jersey from one of his Super Bowl victories to his alma mater.
Drake Mills is a 1982 graduate of Tech with a bachelor's degree in finance. He earned a professional Master of Banking degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.
He started his banking career at Community Trust Bank in January 1984. Mills's career path at Community Trust is richly layered with a variety of positions throughout the organization. He began his banking journey as a check file clerk and worked his way through the Operations area gaining valuable knowledge and experience. While he was in Operations he also installed, merged and converted the Bank of Bernice and Bank of Choudrant and became the first in-house system night operator.
After mastering operational skills he then moved to the Retail division where he quickly navigated through every position and earned the role of Banking Center Manager and Consumer Loan Officer. Mills began this responsibility by opening the Depot location in 1990.
Later, Mills assumed CFO responsibilities and managed the bank's investment portfolio. He also took on the role as a Commercial Lender. In 1997 Mills earned the title of President and Chief Operating Officer.
In 2003 he was named President and CEO of Community Trust Bank, the position in which he still serves. He holds board memberships at Community Trust Bank, Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana and the Northeast Louisiana Economic Development Corporation. He has held board memberships at the United Way of Northeast Louisiana, Metavante Corporation, Louisiana Bankers Association, Executive Cabinet for the College of Administration and Business at Tech, Cedar Creek School and the LSU Graduate School of Banking. He is a past president of the Ruston/Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Choudrant Kiwanis Club.