Ms. Davenport currently serves as Executive Director of the Houston office of Genesys Works, a nationally-recognized non-profit organization that trains and employs economically disadvantaged high school students to work as professionals in major corporations during their senior year.
Before joining Genesys Works in 2013, she held senior executive positions with Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star. Prior to that, she held various leadership positions with the energy company Dynegy Inc. from 1997 through 2002. Earlier in her career, Ms. Davenport served as general counsel of Destec Energy, Inc. and as in-house counsel for PSE Inc., Cameron Iron Works, Inc. and Southern Union Company. She received a bachelor’s degree (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) from The Colorado College in Colorado Springs, and a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law. In addition to her executive positions, Ms. Davenport has also served on boards and committees for numerous non-profit organizations in the Houston area, including Neighborhood Centers Inc., Fourth Ward Redevelopment Authority, and American Leadership Forum. Recognized as an advocate for women in leadership positions, she was named one of the 50 Most Influential Women by Houston Woman Magazine in 2009.