Debra Brittain Davenport is Brand Urbanity’s CEO. A respected and globally-recognized authority in the areas of branding, marketing, advertising,
PR, image development, and career management, she oversees the company’s strategic, creative, and leadership functions. Ms. Davenport is also the founder and Chief Executive of Brand Urbanity’s partner company, The Davenport Institute, an organization development, career management,
and executive coaching consultancy. The firms have offices in Phoenix and Los Angeles.
With over 25 years of experience, Ms. Davenport has earned a notable reputation as a trusted knowledge leader in the areas of branding, marketing,
advertising, image management, communication, and career development. She is the creator of the Certified Professional Mentor® designation and
certification process. Her personal client roster includes major corporations, professionals, executives, attorneys, politicos, entrepreneurs, and
celebrities. Ms. Davenport’s branding expertise encompasses an array of industry sectors, including healthcare, legal, aviation, media, fashion,
beauty, retail, hospitality, higher education, insurance, politics, and real estate. She and her team work with corporations, mid-size businesses,
professionals, and entrepreneurs who are looking to build and promote their unique brand identities.
Ms. Davenport has worked extensively on both sides of the branding and IMC business – as chief brand developer, PR counsel, marketing
executive, and commercial producer – and also as a journalist, reporter, TV/radio host, celebrity stylist, and media resource. She has been a
recurring guest expert on the “Dr. Phil” show, and she served as the corporate color-branding spokesperson for the Panasonic global brand. She
has been featured on FOX Television, Style Network, Yahoo, CBS Money Watch, VH1, KSYY-FM and CNN – and in such publications
as Entertainment Weekly, A-List International, Elle, Marie Claire (UK), London Entertainment, In Style, Us Weekly, People StyleWatch, Los Angeles
Magazine and the Los Angeles Times.
Ms. Davenport is a syndicated columnist, online influencer, vlog host, and contributing author in the book, Some Leaders Are Born Women. She
has been an editor and feature writer for numerous publications, including the Business Journals, Nightingale-Conant, U Magazine, U Men, Attorney-at-Law Magazine, Affluent Living Magazine, Scottsdale Magazine, Today’s Arizona Woman, Star Newspapers, and The Arizona Republic.
Ms. Davenport is a member of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (and Publicists Peer Group), Entertainment Publicists Professional Society, Hollywood Radio & Television Society, the American Marketing Association, Public Relations Society of America, Institute for Public Relations, Association of Image Consultants International, the International Special Events Society, and other professional associations. She is represented by the Leighton Talent Agency and listed on the Hollywood Celebrity Source roster.
Ms. Davenport obtained her BA and MA in Communication Arts from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and her PhD in Education (with a specialization in communication) from the Empresarial Business University in San Jose, CR (US degree equivalency, NACES). She serves on the graduate and doctoral faculties of several top-tier universities where she teaches branding, IMC, advertising, PR, communication, and organization development. She is a sought-after subject matter expert and media resource.
Ms. Davenport’s expansive experience enables her to achieve rapid results for her clients, as well as effectively lead her firm’s team of dynamic practitioners.