Valerie Davis began working for Crane Industries right out of secretarial college. Her father had worked on the loading docks, and her mother has been employed at Crane Industries for a long time. Valerie is proud of her heritage, and had always been resentful of the fact that she was one of the few black employees hired by Crane Industries. She was pleased that Chad had chosen to stay on at Crane, and hopeful that the two of them could help change Crane Industries low percentage of minority employees. She's more than just an executive assistant though. Because of the long amount of time Valerie has worked for the company, she is aware of many secrets the Cranes would rather not let out. With Alistair out of the picture, though, Valerie is happy in her job as she has a newfound respect for Julian, who has changed a lot recently.
Valerie was initially assigned to work with Chad by Julian on a special project he wanted Chad and Fox to work on together. It didn't take long before Valerie realized that Whitney still had strong feelings for her half-brother and didn't want him to have another woman in his life. While Fox's assistant was on vacation, Valerie offered to help him. He turned her down, but she realized he was working on the same Danmu project that Julian had assigned to Chad. She immediately went to warn Chad, who tried to convince her that Fox was just trying to keep up to speed, having just been rehired by Crane Industries. When Fox began handing out Christmas gifts to all the staff, Valerie pointed out to Chad that all Fox was doing was trying to score browning points. After all, he did want to be C.E.O of Crane Industries someday. Chad still wouldn't believe that Fox would do that to him, until Julian and Fox came in together and Julian took him off the Danmu project. Chad admitted he didn't want to play those kind of games, and Valerie assured him she would help him take care of himself.