Lee Davis – Community Relations Specialist
Entrepreneur, organizer, mentor and youth advocate; Lee Davis has dedicated his life to uplifting and empowering youth and families. Lee is a community developer as well as an activist responsible for introducing after-school/mentoring programs and also conducting gang interventions, in the city’s most distressed communities. As a member of the International Council for Urban Peace & Justice, Lee has helped organize national youth summits in Atlanta, Los Angeles and Kansas City. He is also a member of MADDADS (Men Against Destruction Defending Against Drugs& Social Dissorder) and co-founder of The Hip Hop Academy and WHHA (Hip Hop Academy radio), which are used as tools to educate youth and young adults about the facets of the music industry. Lee, [also a board member of the Kid Nation Foundation, and executive director of Turning Corners Youth Mentoring Association (501(c)(3)nonprofit)] is passionate about helping ex-offenders re-entering society, and works to raise awareness for the Louis Danvers Leukemia fund/donor campaign. He volunteers for the Kaboom Foundation, which builds playgrounds in low-income neighborhoods and also volunteers as a mentor to youths throughout the city of Pittsburgh, PA. Lee co-owns Lee Davis & Associates Consulting and Promotional Push which are Pittsburgh, PA based (and nationally recognized) urban marketing/promotion companies. Also former manager of Ms.Drama The Drama Queen (VH1’s The Gossip Game), Lee currently manages Wu-Tang affiliates The Wulords, actress/model/jazz artist Holly Joy Gaines (Grandaughter of legendary jazz singer Dinah Washington), and Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang artist Quay Meanz – among others.
In 2012 Davis partnered with Lamont Pete Communications, along with industry giant INgrooves/Universal Music, and executive produced a compilation album entitled “Pittsburgh Hip Hop AllStars”, released Nationally in Jan.2013 featuring 19 artists from the Pittsburgh region. Through a history making partnership with INgrooves/Fontana, Universal Music, and Sony UK; he along with D.C. based Entertainment attorney Robert Ross have recently become the new Co-CEO’s of the record label Mission Control Recordings, placing him alongside some of the music & entertainment industries top executives. Lee also uses his 18 years of experience in the music and entertainment industry to coordinate major club and community events such as “The Pittsburgh Black Family Reunion”, The Big Heff E1/Motown Industry Tour, and Writing Sessions of America – an annual Singer/Song Writing Retreat in Atlanta). He also consults for local/national record labels and artists to help create balanced music and cultural expression. Lee Davis is a proud native of Braddock, PA and also attended West Virginia University & Waynesburg University.
“The road of life is not an easy one. It is full of bumps, twists and turns. It is also full of many tests and tribulations, but it is the determination that one has to turn their tests into testimonies that make a person great. And that’s just what Lee Davis has done.”
-A.Johnson, New Pittsburgh Courier.
2009 New PittsburghCourier Fab 40 under 40 Honoree.
2008 CEA Nation Builder Award
2011 New Pgh.Courier 50 Men of Excellence Honoree
2011 Pittsburgh Hip Hop Award Mover and Shaker of the year
2013 City of Pittsburgh Key to the City(For the advancement of the arts)
2014 WQED BMe Award
2014 Official Ciroc Ambassador(CirocBoys South)
2007 National Jefferson Award Nominee