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Posted March 9, 2016 by Editorial Staff in Business
 
 

[PROFILE] In 25 Words or Less: Carl Davis, Jr. (Organization Leader: Business)

Carl Davis, Jr.
Carl Davis, Jr.

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In 25 Words or Less

Posted: March 9, 2016

ORGANIZATION LEADER | SILICON VALLEY BLACK CHAMBER OF COMMERCE (SVBCC)
THE BASICS
Name: Carl Davis, Jr.
Age: 60+ • Status: Married • Kids: Yes
Place of Birth: Pittsburgh, PA • Raised: Pittsburgh, PA
Professional Background: President of Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce
What achievement or position are you most known for? Chamber president and promoter of parties, fashion shows, etc
Contact/Follow: WebsiteEmailTwitter
25 WORDS OR LESS: WORK
Job(s) held that is most unlike what I currently do now: Worked as programmer in 1979 out of college.
Field: Non-profit
Yrs of Experience: 25
Title: President
Organization: Silicon Valley Black Chamber of Commerce • San Jose
What it does and what I do: Provides support to black small business people – Small Business consulting.
Current Big Project: Silicon Valley Black Youth hack-a-thon.
Staffing/Resource Needs: 2 volunteer needs 20.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Funding for non profits that support black small businesses.
Significant Mistake/Regret: Left chamber back in 1991.
Significant Accomplishment: Elected to the President’s White House Council on Small Businesses back in 1995 with Bill Clinton as President.
Biggest Strength(s): Great Team Builder.
Biggest Weakness(es): Patience with Bully type Leaders.
Career Advice: Learn how to build strategic alliances.
25 WORDS OR LESS: PERSONAL PERSPECTIVE
Significant Challenge: Do all I have “vision” for before I die.
Significant Accomplishment: Daughter through college.
Life Advice: Manage expectations.
25 WORDS OR LESS: OFF THE TOP
Trait(s) most admired in others: Servant leadership skills.
Some causes/organizations I support: Black Youth Education.
Hours of “personal” downtime/week: 84
Favorite activity(s) in my personal downtime: Watching sports.
Some of my favorite local hangouts: High Five Pizza show in San Jose, Eastridge Movie Theatre, San Marco Movie theatre.
Some of my favorite TV shows: Fred Sanford, NFL Network, ESPN.
Favorite Vacation Spot(s): St Thomas.
Place(s) I would like to visit: Seychelles Island, Africa.
Favorite Pastime/Hobby(s): Watching movies.
Favorite Book(s): The Bible.
Some of my most-admired people (excluding parents): Roberto Clemente, childhood hero.
Something about me that may surprise you: I really can dance !.
And Lastly…: Love your kids and love your brother. Only Love will change a person.

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