VSP Global Names Marvin Davenport First Chief Diversity Officer

Marvin Davenport_VSPCDIO

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., September 16, 2020 - VSP Global® announced today that Marvin Davenport has been named the organization’s first chief diversity officer. In the role, Davenport is responsible for accelerating the organization’s diversity and inclusion (D&I) strategy and will oversee all D&I programs and initiatives. He will also focus on developing solutions that enable a more engaged workforce, enhance responses to diverse stakeholder needs and position teams to better leverage D&I, furthering a culture of inclusiveness and performance.

“As we continue the important work to listen, learn, and make meaningful changes to accelerate our diversity, inclusion, and equity efforts, Marvin’s unique experience and knowledge will help ensure accountability at all levels of the organization,” said VSP Global president and CEO Michael Guyette. “We are committed to this journey to drive greater understanding and opportunity for our employees as well as the diverse communities we proudly serve.” 

Davenport will report to Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews, VSP Global’s chief human resources officer, with a dotted line to Guyette.

Davenport joins VSP Global with more than a decade in D&I leadership roles, most recently with Amazon Web Services. He brings years of experience in designing and leading cross-functional D&I programs, business processes, systems, and scorecards across many industries – from retail to cloud computing to defense and aerospace.

“I’m thrilled to join the VSP Global family,” said Davenport. “It’s an honor to build upon this purpose-led organization’s D&I efforts and collaborate across the workforce to carry forward a culture powered by inclusiveness and diverse perspectives.”

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About VSP Global

VSP Global is a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. Our industry-leading businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for nearly 90 million members through a network of over 40,000 doctors worldwide; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high-quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics, industry leaders in ophthalmic technology and lab services, providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software; VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels, and VSP® Ventures, which offers care-focused, customized choices for doctors looking to transition their practice.

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