Leah Davenport, Senior Vice President
Leah Davenport is senior vice president and corporate engagement officer and a member of the executive leadership committee for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. Since 2018, she has been responsible for the Corporate Engagement Division, which includes the departments of Corporate Secretary, Human Resources, Public Affairs, and the Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
An energetic and driven leader, Davenport has served in a number of leadership roles during her more than 30 years at the Atlanta Fed. From 2010 to 2018, she was senior vice president of Operations and Administrative Services. In this role, she oversaw financial services and all branch operations, including the Sixth Federal Reserve District's Cash Function Office, Facilities Management, Event Management, Law Enforcement, Records Information Management, and Business Continuity.
Before this, she was a vice president and director of the district's law enforcement, facilities, and check functions, and vice president with responsibility for payment services operations and adjustments, business development, customer support services, and computer services.
Davenport joined the Atlanta Fed's Nashville Branch as a management intern in the Payment Services Department and went on to hold a number of management roles, including financial services director and manager over special products and implementations.
She chairs the district's Internal Oversight Committee and serves on several other district-level committees, including the Business Continuity Steering Committee, Executive Council on Diversity and Inclusion, IT Governance Review Board, and Crisis Management Team. At the System level, she is a member of the System Leadership Initiative Advisory Group.
Outside of the Bank, Davenport serves on the board of directors of the Bobby Dodd Institute and is an active member of Leadership Atlanta.
A native of Hendersonville, Tennessee, Davenport holds a bachelor's degree in finance from Tennessee Technical University. She completed the Tennessee School of Banking program sponsored by the Tennessee Bankers Association at Vanderbilt University and also attended executive development programs at the University of Virginia, University of Pennsylvania, and Columbia University.