Don Davis, CEO of Michigan’s Only Black Owned Bank, Dies at 75

Don Davis, CEO of Michigan's Only Black Owned Bank, Dies at 75

Don Davis, Detroit banking and music entrepreneur, died on June 5.  He was 75.

Davis was CEO and chairman of First Independent Bank, the only African-American owned bank in the state, which has multiple branches in Detroit.  Black Enterprise Magazine ranked the bank as one of the top African-American owned banks in the nation.

Davis was also a Grammy award-winning music producer.  He was known for his work at Motown Records and for his independent label Groovesville Music/BMI.  He worked with music artist Johnnie Taylor as the producer and writer of the 1968 hit “Who’s Making Love,” which reached no. 5 on the 1968 Billboard music chart.

Davis is survived by his wife, Kiko, and three children.

Funeral arrangements will be made by Swanson Funeral Home in Detroit.

Source: My Fox Detroit

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