Healthcare >> CEO Interviews >> February 7, 2001

Glenn Davenport – Morrison Management Specialists Inc (mhi)

GLENN A. DAVENPORT serves as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Morrison Management Specialists, Inc. Employed by Morrison's former parent company, Morrison Restaurants Inc., since 1973, Mr. Davenport has held a diversity of management positions within the organization. His career began with a job as a management trainee at a Morrison-managed account. Leaving college to accept the position, Mr. Davenport worked as a Food Service Director and District Manager during the first part of this tenure. In 1982, he moved to the Middle East to serve as the Managing Director of Saudi Arabian Morrison, the company's joint venture to manage the food service needs for the country's Ministry of Health and Ministry of Defense and Aviation. Mr. Davenport returned to the United States as a Regional Vice President in 1986. He was later promoted to Senior Vice President of the company's Hospitality Group, which provided food services to healthcare, education, and business and industry accounts. When Morrison sold its education and industry accounts in 1994, Mr. Davenport became President of the Healthcare Division. He was named Chief Executive Officer after Morrison Health Care became a separate corporation in March 1996. Mr. Davenport is recognized by Nation's Restaurant News as one of the 50 power players in the restaurant industry. He has also been the recipient of several prestigious awards, most recently winning the Silver Plate 2000 award for health care and the MUFSO 2000 Golden Chain Award. Mr. Davenport serves on the Board of Directors of and is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and the National Association of Corporate Directors. Profile
TWST: Could we begin with a brief overview and history of the company?

Mr. Davenport: Up until about five years ago, we were a small division

of a larger company called Morrison Restaurants.