2021 Speaker Profile – Davenport, Marvin

Marvin Davenport

Vice President & Chief Diversity Officer  

VSP Global 

Marvin Davenport serves as the Chief Diversity Officer at VSP Global, which serves as a vision care health insurance company with global operations. Previously, Davenport served as the Head of Inclusion & Diversity Programs for Amazon Web Services (AWS). He had responsibility for key global business projects focused on diversity integration into the employee lifecycle, the Inclusion Engineer Rotational Program, management of select external initiatives and several other day-to-day responsibilities.  


Davenport also served as the Regional Diversity Leader for Raytheon’s Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) Business where he led the development and execution of diversity and inclusion strategies that impacted more than 15,000 employees.  


Davenport started his career at Walmart Stores Inc. where he held several positions including Director of Business Insights and Integration. He led the programmatic execution of the company’s Diversity Goals Program for more than 75,000 members of management and tracking diversity metrics/analytics for the company’s U.S. based workforce of more than 1.3 million associates.  


Davenport holds a B.B.A. in Management Information Systems from the University of Oklahoma and is Lean Six Sigma certified, a Global Competence Certified Practitioner and certified as a Cultural Orientations Approach (COA) Practitioner.