Devon Henry

Cultural Architect

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About Devon Henry

Devon Henry is a successful entrepreneur– managing a portfolio of companies in construction and logistics. With over 20 years of leading and building organizations, he is currently the CEO & President of Team Henry Enterprises, LLC, a nationally recognized contracting enterprise based in Richmond, Virginia. Devon has become the premier “go-to” professional for the removal and relocation of massive 19th-century bronze sculptures. His company was hired to remove over 23 Confederate statues across the Southeastern U.S.

Devon's Featured Keynote

A distinguished orator, Devon has garnered national acclaim throughout his speaking career, engaging audiences across the United States with his eloquent speeches and thought-provoking insights on entrepreneurship, leading through uncertainty, dismantling confederate statues, and erecting counter monuments.


Devon Henry’s story is inspiring and speaks to the journey of an entrepreneur… The practical insight will help your audience reset and focus on success fundamentals. Devon keynoted our largest Business Opportunity Conference BOC23 resulting in exceptional attendee feedback!

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Dominique Milton President & Chief Engagement Officer at CVMSDC

Devon's story is amazing. And as he tells it, he doesn't just engage his audience; he challenges them to see new possibilities in themselves and the world around them.

Matt Williams Managing Partner at Brand Federation, Visiting Clinical Professor at William & Mary, Charter Member of Entrelliance, Former CEO of The Martin Agency

Your words, insights, presence, and personality changed my students’ lives! Many could relate to your journey, and all left the classroom inspired. You faced the challenge of removing the monuments and rewriting history with courage but haven’t stopped there. We appreciate your time and sacrifice and the impact you continue to make in our community. Thank you for sharing your story!

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Brian Brown Professor, School of Business, VCU

Devon Henry, I cannot express how grateful we are for your willingness to join us for the 2023 Black Philanthropy Celebration. The conversation was riveting, authentic, and entertaining. Many people may have heard about you because of your courageous work with the monuments but we know there’s more to you than that. You are a successful entrepreneur, HBCU supporter, family man, and devoted community leader. This year was by far the best experience. You've set the bar high for next year!

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Stephanie Glenn MPA, Vice President, Diversity & Engagement, Community Foundation for a greater Richmond

Following the tragic death of George Floyd, I traveled to Richmond, VA, to join the hundreds in protest near the Robert E. Lee statue to witness the historical moment of the dismantling of this statue. When I learned that the person responsible for this historic moment was a Black man and a fellow fraternity brother, I felt immensely proud and fearful for my brother. The courage actualized by Devon Henry is akin to the courage of Malcolm X, Medgar Evers, and James Chaney, who are civil rights martyrs. Bringing Devon into the conversation with our first-year book programming was a natural connection. Having Mr. Henry at our institution was a phenomenal experience. He was able to comprehensively examine the complex issues surrounding public monuments by offering first-hand experience and insights into this historical, cultural, and political topic.

Tait D. Brooks Director, Diversity Training & Education, University of Maryland

Speaking Engagements

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More Conferences and Events:

  • Madison Museum of Contemporary Art
  • University of Maryland
  • William & Mary

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