All Press Releases for December 23, 2013

Entrepreneur Davon Kelly Honored by Helping Hands Foundation for Business Acumen and Community Support

E. Davon Kelly was recognized by the Helping Hands Foundation for his business acumen, professionalism, and community outreach activities for the citizen's of Prince George's County.

The experience of providing sustainable jobs for 10 years is rewarding and humbling. I am especially appreciative of being honored for my efforts in Prince George's County." E. Davon Kelly

    LANDOVER, MD, December 23, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- E. Davon Kelly, CEO of NOVAD Management Consulting and Owner of upscale barbershop chain, My Barber's Lounge was honored by the Helping Hands Foundation for his business acumen and service to the community. The 4th Annual Gala also honored Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker as well as CEOs of Omni Elevator, Data Solution Technology and Keep Me Tight Shapewear. Davon Kelly thanks the Helping Hands Foundation for this acknowledgment, "I grew up in Forestville. I am appreciative of being honored for providing sustainable jobs and community involvement in Prince George's County."

Mr. Kelly founded NOVAD in 2003 with the goal of helping clients maximize their resources to achieve greater success. NOVAD has provided project management, strategic planning, business process re-engineering, financial advisory services, asset and property management, IT support, and training and coaching services to governmental, commercial and nonprofit organizations. NOVAD employs over 40 employees and consultants in the Washington, DC metro area, Atlanta, GA, Ronkonkoma, NY and Santa Ana, CA.

In 2012, Davon Kelly opened My Barber's Lounge. The upscale barbershop chain provides 24 licensed barbers an opportunity to practice their craft in Greenbelt and Forestville, MD. Earlier this month, My Barber's Lounge was recognized in the Gazette Newspaper as the Best Salon (Barbershop) in Prince George's County, a significant achievement for its first year of operation.

Davon Kelly provides this same level of passion and business support to the community organizations that he supports. This year, he was appointed to the position of Board Chair of Boys Town of Washington, D.C. and has served on the local Board since 2010. Boys Town is a nonprofit organization founded in 1917 by Father Edward Flanagan to serve the needs of at-risk children and families. Kelly has also served on the Board of Directors for the Network For Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) since 2012. NFTE provides programs that inspire young people from low-income communities to stay in school and to plan for successful futures.

A star basketball player during his high school and college career, Kelly has taught the value of team and sportsmanship as Varsity Basketball Coach at Episcopal High School since 2003. He shares his wisdom and experience in his book, From Courtside to the Boardroom: A Legacy in the Making (release date January 15, 2014).

Headquartered in Landover MD, NOVAD Management Consulting is certified as an 8(a) company by the U.S. Small Business Administration. In addition, NOVAD has been awarded GSA and MOBIS Contract Vehicles. For more information, visit: My Barber's Lounge is located at 8831 Greenbelt Road (Greenbelt, MD) and 3436 Donnell Drive (Forestville, MD). To schedule an appointment, visit: or call 301.552.3730 for Greenbelt or 301.735.4645 for the Forestville location.

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