2016 Bio for John Davenport, Jr.
Native of WS
Graduate of East Forsyth HS
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from NC State
Masters of Science in Engineering from NC A&T State University
Married to Nia Ricks Davenport
Father of 5 children – Dareyn (23); Toria (18); John III (16); David (14); Danae (8)
Owner of John Davenport Engineering, Inc (aka DAVENPORT), a Winston-Salem based engineering firm with eight (8) offices – Winston-Salem, Greensboro, Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington, Richmond, and Pensacola. We currently approximately 50 employees on the payroll.
Vice Chairman the Forsyth County Board of Health – Appointed in 2011
Member of the Forsyth Tech Board of Trustees – Appointed in 2014
Other community involvement (current and past):
• WSFC School Board – 2011-14
• WS Atkins High School (volunteer and sponsor) – has supported intern program since 2008
• Goler Community CDC (volunteer, former board member)
• WS/Forsyth County Emergency Management Advisory Board (former board member and chairman)
• Eureka Ministry Inc. (board member)
• Amos Cottage (former board member)
• Future Leaders of Winston-Salem (FLOWS) – former board member
• Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce – member of executive committee
• WS Downtown Development – volunteer
• NC A&T Engineering Department – volunteer and former adjunct instructor
• Graduate of Leadership North Carolina
Global Ministry Involvement
• Funded construction of a radio station and High School in Les Cayes, Haiti (Bethanie Missions)
• Funded construction of a dormitory for an orphanage in Uganda (Christian Life Ministries)
Funded construction of a K-12 school in Ramaswarham, India (Body of Christ Ministries