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 leads the League’s efforts to increase fandom and value creation through increased youth participation, social impact, and outreach to new audiences.
A highly respected leader in the corporate and philanthropic community, Ms. Davis joined the NHL from leading CEO-advisory firm Teneo, where she built and ran the firm’s Corporate Responsibility and Inclusive Leadership practice. During her time at Teneo, Ms. Davis designed and built the Teneo Leadership Institute, a groundbreaking partnership with Cornell’s Johnson School of Business, and the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative.
Prior to Teneo, Ms. Davis enjoyed a 20-plus year career at JPMorgan Chase. Ms. Davis experiences also include building the first Women of Color affinity group at Chase Manhattan Bank, developing a mentoring program for senior women that became an industry model, and later developing the initial corporate sponsorship model for Women Moving Millions. Kim co-founded Springboard, Partners in Cross-Cultural Leadership, a leadership strategy, research and consulting company committed to building highly diverse women leaders and teams.
Ms. Davis has been named to The Business Journal’s 100 Most Influential Women and Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business and has been profiled in Essence magazine’s “28 Most Influential Black Women in America.” She currently serves on the boards of the Bank of NY Mellon Foundation and Communities in Schools (National).
Ms. Davis earned a B.A. in Economics from Spelman College.