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Banking on KC

Jan 25, 2023

On this episode of Banking on KC, André Davis, Corporate and Community Engagement Executive at Built Interior Construction, joins host Kelly Scanlon to discuss how to leverage relationships to create change and positively impact the community.


André Davis is the Corporate and Community Engagement Executive for Built Interior Construction, a prefabricated interior construction company that builds commercial environments.

An accomplished thought leader, influencer, social activist, mentor/coach, speaker, philanthropist, André has more than 20 years of experience working with CEOs, executives and entrepreneurs while continuing to give back to the community.

Among his list of community and civic engagement:

  • Board member for PrepKC, which creates and implements strategies to improve college and career preparation for Kansas City's urban high school students.
  • Ambassador board member for Big Brothers Big Sisters - Kansas City, where he and other members personally fund and award scholarships to local kids in the BBBS program.
  • Board member/board president for the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City - Kansas City Tomorrow Alumni Association (KCTAA), which supports members who are interested in enhancing their nonprofit and civic leadership skills and talents.
  • Former board member for UMKC - Marketing Advisory Council (MAC).
  • Founding board member for The Beacon, a new nonprofit online media outlet focused on public interest journalism.
  • Board member for C3KC Conference (corporate, civic, community), the Junior League's annual collaborative conference that sparks change for a better Kansas City.
  • Former chair of the Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters – Kansas City.
  • Awarded the Jane Bryan Distinguished Alumni Award by the Grandview Education Foundation, which honors individuals whose deeds and character exemplify outstanding achievement in their life's work and/or service to their communities.
  • Awarded Ingram's Magazine 2022 Local Heroes Award recognizing extraordinary philanthropic work in our region and was featured in the magazine’s 26th annual Philanthropy Special Edition.
  • Selected for the Civic Council of Greater Kansas City, Kansas City Tomorrow leadership program, which develops leaders for civic, community and non-profit engagement.
  • Alumnus of The Independent Magazine’s Rising Star Award, which highlights up-and-coming leaders.
  • Co-founded and personally funds The NexTus scholarship at his Alma Mater College geared towards African-American students.

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