Lee Davenport

Lee Davenport is the Director of Community Development for US Ignite, where he leads the US Ignite Communities program and serves as Principal Investigator for Project OVERCOME, a wireless research project to increase digital connectivity and understand its influence on society. For 20 years, he has worked with national nonprofit organizations, large corporations, federal agencies, and local governments 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 and connectivity to hundreds of thousands of low-income communities. Before that, he served as Vice President of Programs at One Economy Corporation leading a federally-funded effort for digital literacy and broadband adoption.