Davion E. Percy
Alexander & Cleaver, PA
Senior Government Relations Consultant
As someone who grew up in and overcame poverty, Davion E. Percy says the proudest moment of his professional life was being able to use his position of influence to help needy Marylanders.
In his role as a senior government relations consultant for the Annapolis office of the Washington-based law firm Alexander & Cleaver, Percy was part of securing $950,000 of state operating budget money to fund the launch of the Maryland Community Action Partnership’s 2-Gen Initiative, designed to put infrastructure in place to bring families out of poverty by focusing on parents as well as children.
“As someone who grew up in poverty, I am most proud of this accomplishment because I believe that my efforts have played a role in improving the quality of life for nearly 300,000 impoverished Marylanders,” Percy said.
A Prince George’s County resident, Percy, 34, said the desire to give back to the community is at the heart of his work.
“Though I work in the private sector, I am still committed to my community and I am a public servant at heart, which is what sets me apart in my approach to government relations work,” he said.
Aside from his work with Alexander & Cleaver, Percy also serves the community by preparing and delivering meals to terminally ill residents during the holiday season through Food and Friends, mentoring young people through the Prince George’s County Police Explorer’s Program, allowing youth to shadow him in Annapolis to gain exposure Maryland politics and volunteering at United Communities Against Poverty, Inc.
Percy sits on a number of boards, including Maryland Government Relations Association, the Executive Committee of the Prince George’s County NAACP, Change Agent Network Africa and the Board of Directors of United Communities Against Poverty.
Percy was named to the Prince George’s County Social Innovation Fund’s Forty Under 40 in 2018 and was awarded President Barack Obama’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award in 2014.
Percy plans on returning to the University of Maryland to complete his bachelor’s degree.