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JPMorgan Chase’s Kimberly Davis keynotes SU’s 7th Annual Diversity Business Summit
JPMorgan Chase’s Kimberly Davis keynotes SU’s 7th Annual Diversity Business SummitOctober 06, 2008Kelly Homan Rodoskikahoman@syr.edu
Kimberly Davis, senior vice president for global philanthropy and president of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, will deliver the keynote address during the networking dinner portion of Syracuse University’s 7th Annual Diversity Business Summit on Monday, Oct. 6, at the Sheraton Syracuse University Hotel & Conference Center.
The summit, from 4 to 8:30 p.m., features a case study competition, dinner with employers and a networking reception/reverse career fair, all designed to give students of diverse backgrounds an opportunity to connect with employers. The event is sponsored by JPMorgan Chase, Deloitte, Morgan Stanley and SU’s Career Services Network and Office of Multicultural Affairs. For more information, visit http://students.syr.edu/career/news/dbs-studentinfo.htm.
Within JPMorgan Chase, Davis’ responsibilities include overseeing the firm’s philanthropic activities globally, employee volunteerism and strategic corporate programs. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services industry, Davis has held a wide range of responsibilities in both line and staff functions, including senior vice president & director of recruiting, training and development for Chase Manhattan’s Global Banking organization, Latin America human resources executive, and vice president and national sales manager-private banking. The combination of her academic training and corporate experience has provided her with a unique set of skills that have enabled her to assume a diverse career.
Davis holds a degree in economics/finance from Spelman College. She has completed ARC International’s Advanced Leadership Program and the Aspen Institute Executive Program.
She is co-founder of Springboard: Partners in Cross-Cultural Leadership, a leadership education and consulting company committed to building strong diverse leaders. Davis has a passion for the issues surrounding leadership for women; because of this passion, she developed, designed and implemented a national leadership center in collaboration with Spelman College, Spelman LEADS, which focuses on the unique leadership issues for women of color.
She is a trustee of Spelman College and the Kenan Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, is on the board of The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Business Civic Leadership Center (BCLC), and is a member of the Executive Leadership Council (ELC), Jack and Jill of America and the Links Inc.
Davis has been a featured keynote speaker at numerous colleges and universities on “Leadership in the 21st Century,” a guest lecturer at Smith College, and a featured panelist at the Forbes’ Inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit. She has been featured in numerous publications, including The Business Journal’s 100 Most Influential Women, Black Enterprise, Forbes Magazine, MBA Today and Career Inc.
Her visit to Syracuse is part of the unique corporate-university collaboration and joint venture established by JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Syracuse University in June 2007. The purpose of the collaboration is to develop education and work experience innovations in the area of financial services information technology, leveraging each other’s knowledge and expertise in the building of a best in class curriculum for entry level technologists and to collaborate on projects of joint interest that provide value to both organizations and to society. For more information about JPMorgan Chase and Co. or the Syracuse-JPMorgan Chase & Co. Partnership, visit http://globaltech.syr.edu.