Deontée “Deon” Gordon
Director of Business Growth, REV Birmingham
Deontée “Deon” Gordon serves as the Director of Business Growth for REV Birmingham, an economic development agency dedicated to place-based revitalization and small business development. Prior to joining REV in March 2015, his career path spanned over a decade to include various launches and involvements in online entrepreneurial ventures; the web/software startup, Chronicle Studio; and its related tech consultancy. In February 2017, Gordon led the launch of REVeal Kitchen in The Pizitz Food Hall, a restaurant incubator designed to offer low-cost, proof-of-concept opportunities for aspiring restaurateurs. He proudly serves on the boards of the Railroad Park Foundation, Birmingham Artwalk, Growing Kings, the Commercial Development Authority of the City of Birmingham, and is also a member of the American Heart Association’s Communications and Marketing Coordinating Committee. Gordon is the recipient of the 2017 A.G. Gaston Award for Outstanding Community Service and, in the same year, was recognized during the 17th Annual Salute to Outstanding African-Americans by the Birmingham NAACP. He is a proud Birmingham native, House of Cards fanatic, and human database of Outkast lyrics.