Lee Davenport

Director of Community Development

US Ignite

Lee Davenport is the Director of Community Development for US Ignite. For 20 years, he has worked with nonprofit organizations, corporations, and government agencies to create and deliver technology-informed economic empowerment strategies to communities nationwide. He has expertise in program design, multi-partner program development, communications, implementation, and evaluation strategies. Before joining US Ignite, Lee founded a successful consultancy delivering strategy and operational leadership for nonprofits and private sector agencies delivering consumer technology to low-income communities. Prior to that, he served as Vice President, Programs at One Economy Corporation leading a national effort for digital literacy and broadband adoption.

Lee is active on the Board of Directors at Capital Area Asset Builders, a regional financial empowerment nonprofit organization in Washington, DC, where he has served as President of the Board for four years. Lee has a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Science in Urban Policy/Nonprofit Management from the New School for Public Engagement in New York City.