Trustees: Kimberly B. Davis, C’81
Kimberly B. Davis, C'81
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Gwendolyn Adams Norton
Claire “Yum” Arnold
Ambassador Aurelia E. Brazeal, C’65
Rosalind G. Brewer C’84
Laura Burton Odem, C'68
Kimberly B. Davis C’81
Jerri DeVard C’79
Evelynn M. Hammonds, Ph.D., C’76
Rose Harris Johnson C’57
Yvonne R. Jackson C’70 - Chair
Terry L. Jones
Susan A. McLaughlin
Cynthia Neal Spence, Ph.D., C'78
Vicki R. Palmer
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt
Lovette T. Russell C’83
Bradley T. Sheares, Ph.D.
Ronda E. Stryker
Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
Kathy N. Waller
Celeste Watkins-Hayes, Ph.D., C’96
Managing Director of Global Philanthropy and President, JPMorgan Chase Foundation
B.A., Spelman College
Spelman College Board of Trustees: Elected in 2008
Chair, Human Resources Committee
City of Residence: New Rochelle, New York
As president of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, Kimberly Davis is responsible for JPMorgan Chase's philanthropic activities globally, employee volunteerism and strategic corporate marketing programs. With more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry, Davis has served in a wide range of line and staff leadership roles, including Director of Recruiting, Training & Development for Global Banking, Human Resources Executive for Latin America, and National Sales Manager for Private Banking.
The combination of her academic training and corporate experience in sales, marketing, product development, strategic planning and human resources development has provided her with a unique set of skills that have enabled her to assume a diverse career. She is Co-founder of Springboard, Partners in Cross-Cultural Leadership, a leadership education and consulting company committed to building highly diverse teams. She was active in developing, designing and implementing a national leadership center in collaboration with Spelman College. Known as Spelman LEADS, the Center focuses on unique leadership issues for women of color.
She has been featured in a number of publications including The Business Journal's 100 Most Influential Women, Black Enterprise, Forbes, Pink Magazine and Fast Company's 100 Most Creative People in Business. Davis is member of the Board of Directors for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center and the Executive Leadership Council. She is also a trustee of the Kenan Institute at the University of North Carolina/Chapel Hill.
Thoughts on why she chose to serve on the Spelman College Board of Trustees:
I have chosen to serve because of my commitment to the future of Spelman and the College's continued high standards and excellence in educating women of color. My service as a trustee provides a sense of personal contribution that I can make to the vision, mission and goals of the College. Lastly, it allows me to give back to a school that has given me so much.