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Kim Davis

Executive VP, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs, NHL

Kimberly Davis joined the National Hockey League as Executive Vice President, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs in December 2017. In this newly created role, she reports to Commissioner Gary Bettman in leading the League’s efforts to increase fandom, value creation and growth through increased youth participation, social impact and outreach to new and underrepresented audiences in the sport.

“Kim’s professional experience uniquely qualifies her to ensure that our League is growing the game of hockey by demonstrating the leadership principles and values in communities and with all stakeholders that can ultimately lead to new and increased fandom,” said Commissioner Bettman.

A highly respected leader in the corporate and philanthropic community, Ms. Davis joined the NHL from leading CEO-advisory firm Teneo. As a Senior Managing Director, she built and ran the firm’s Corporate Responsibility and Inclusive Leadership practice, where she advised CEOs and Fortune 500 companies. One of the highlights of her four years at Teneo was advising the legendary tennis icon Billie Jean King on the creation of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative - a partnership with CEOs to advance gender diversity and pay equity in Fortune 500 companies.

Prior to Teneo, Ms. Davis enjoyed a 20-plus year career at JPMorgan Chase where she most recently served as Managing Director of Global Corporate Social Responsibility, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation (fifth-largest corporate foundation in the world) and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee. Her responsibilities included leading and managing approximately $300 million in annual giving, employee and civic engagement, and corporate sponsorship programs. During her JPMC career she was involved in many of the company’s major strategic and operational decisions, specifically regarding culture change, leadership and talent management.

 Ms. Davis has been recognized this year as one of Hockey News’ “Top 100 Most Influential Leaders in the sport.  She has received other notable recognitions including Savoy Magazine’s “2018 Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America, showcased in Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and the Business Journal’s 100 Most Influential Women. In 2012, she was profiled with First Lady Michelle Obama in Essence magazine’s “28 Most Influential Black Women in America.” She has been a featured keynote speaker at numerous corporate events, conferences, colleges and universities.

Kim currently serves on the boards of the Sports & Fitness Industry Association (SFIA), Bank of NY Mellon Foundation and Communities in Schools (National). She is a former Trustee of Spelman College and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Kenan Institute.

Davis earned a B.A. in Economics from Spelman College and has completed the Aspen Institute Executive Leadership Program and the Stamford Executive E-learning Program.

 

Tuesday, September 17

ONE-ON-ONE INTERVIEW

 

Kim Davis, Executive VP, Social Impact, Growth Initiatives & Legislative Affairs, NHL
Guest Moderator: Jessica Berman, Deputy Commissioner and Executive Vice President of Business Affairs, NLL