AMCA Member: Anthony Davenport
Company: Davenport Management & Consulting, LLC
Anthony is the youngest of seven raised by their mom in a small town in Northeast Georgia where the family lived in a small three-bedroom apartment. This was home until he moved away after joining the Air Force. He relocated to AZ in the spring of 1981 when he was stationed at Williams AFB and has called the valley of the sun his home ever since.
Upon leaving the military, Anthony began working as a construction laborer for a custom home builder in the valley. With perseverance and determination, he endured the first long Arizona summer as a laborer carrying lumber and keeping carpenters supplied with materials. It was a long and difficult road, but he stuck with it. By this time, he had built a family of his own, two little girls that depended on him. Those days were hard, and times were tough, but he says, “I wouldn’t change a thing. It was worth it and prepared me for the journey to who I am today.”
Anthony quickly attained journeyman status and was soon running crews of his own. He obtained a certificate in architectural drafting in the evenings while continuing to work in construction. He began working part-time for an electrical engineer as a drafter and electrical designer which fueled his desire to attend ASU. He put himself through college while working full time to support his family.
Upon leaving college, he took a position as an application engineer with an international construction company where he would remain for 28 years. He worked his way up to project manager, culminating with a corporate position as Director of Project Operations. During
Anthony’s 35+ years of organizational and construction management experience he has developed and perfected skills in Proactive Management of early risk identification and mitigation. He has an extensive background in Operational Leadership consisting of managing a fortune 100 company PMO which included oversight of Project Management Teams as well as development and delivery of Project Management Training programs. He has demonstrated success in leadership and management with the ability to deliver complex projects of up to $300M for public, private, international and domestic entities. He is constantly researching global best practices and methodologies that support profit maximization through continuous process improvement.
During his time as an internal consultant and Director, one of his primary responsibilities was to educate the North American offices on the corporate diverse supplier program. He was responsible for communicating the company strategy regarding NMSDC, WBENC and engagement with diverse businesses. His efforts with the diverse supplier program earned him the Langston Hughes Cultural Impact award from their Field African American Affinity Network
for “outstanding leadership efforts that have positively impacted people and communities in a diverse global market.” Anthony is extremely passionate about supporting diverse businesses with their growth goals. His dynamic background uniquely qualifies him to support large corporations as well as all types of diverse businesses. Davenport Management and Consulting is committed to delivering excellence in program and project management to your organizations.