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Susan Davenport - AZRE Magazine November/December 2011

After Hours: Susan Davenport

After Hours: Susan Davenport

Knowing more about the people we work with is the fun side of the business. It helps start conversations and strengthens business relationships. To nominate a colleague, request an After Hours form from Peter Madrid, peter.madrid@azbigmedia.com.

Susan Davenport

  • Project Director, Alternative Energy and Federal Markets Kitchell
  • Born in Lakewood, Colo.
  • Attended Univ. of Kansas, bachelor’s degree in biology
  • With Kitchell for eight years in its Phoenix office

Responsibilities

To identify and develop new business opportunities and manage client relationships in the alternative energy and federal markets.

Favorites

Sports Teams: Kansas Jayhawks, Kansas City Chiefs, San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, Boston Celtics, Team Radio Shack and New Zealand All Blacks.

Activities: Riding my road bike, hiking, writing, and hanging out in, on or around water.

Destinations: Favorites include Croatia, Greece, Italy, New Zealand and Australia.

Accomplishments

In three years I’ve raised nearly $65,000 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation and American Cancer Society on behalf of cancer fighters everywhere.

What would people be surprised to know about you?

I’m a three-time cancer survivor.

Advice

Received: If you don’t make your clients feel like No. 1, somebody else will. Don’t give them the opportunity to try.

To Share: Treat every day like it’s your first day of work. There’s a reason that you were drawn to his business. Don’t lose sight of it.