Robyn Davis, president and CEO of the Brown County United Way Inc., is the recipient of the Greater Green Bay Chamber’s 2019 Athena Award.
Davis has served in her role at the United Way since 2017, but she has invested in the community since she arrived in the Green Bay area a decade ago. Throughout her professional career, she has mentored, encouraged and uplifted other women with purpose, grace and intention, wrote Sarah Inman, vice president of investment at the Brown County United Way, in her nomination form.
Davis’ personal life and professional career choices have been guided by her faith in God, compassion and a passion for wanting to serve the greater good and help others, especially women and families living in poverty, driven in part by her own experiences.
Born and raised in New York City, Davis is the eldest of five children who overcame poverty and became a first-generation college graduate. She earned her undergraduate degree from Hofstra University in Long Island and her law degree from George Washington University.
Davis’ list of business accomplishments and affiliations is long and diverse. Current and recent past affiliations include serving on the Green Bay Packers board of directors, Delta Sigma Theda Sorority-Northeast Wisconsin Alumnae Chapter, St. Norbert College Ambassador of Peace, YWCA board of directors and the Brown County Homeless and Housing Coalition.
Davis was previously honored as 2017 Management Women Green Bay’s Nancy A. Felhofer Leadership Award recipient and 2019 St. Norbert College Ambassador of Peace Award winner and was named one of Wisconsin’s Most Influential Black Leaders 2018 by Madison365.
Davis will receive her award at the chamber’s annual dinner on Sept. 25.
Click here to read the June 2019 Insight cover story featuring Davis and her work at the Brown County United Way.