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We are pleased to announce that Ms. Kimberly Davis, Managing Director of Global Philanthropy, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee, is confirmed to speak at the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit scheduled for November 14th-15th, 2012, in Atlanta, Georgia.  Ms. Davis, who is the most senior African-American female at one of the world's largest financial institutions, will serve as Co-Chair for a Working Group at the Global Summit.

Kimberly Davis is a best in class corporate leader and corporate-to-community bridge builder, with a track record of compassion, integrity, and bottom line results. Ms. Davis proves that one can be authentic leader who cares, and an effective corporate achiever at the same time.

Read more on Kimberly Davis below.

Kimberly Davis is Managing Director of Global Philanthropy, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation, and a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  Her responsibilities include managing the firm’s over $150 million in annual charitable giving, employee volunteerism, civic engagement and strategic corporate marketing programs.

During her 30 years in the financial services industry, Davis has served in 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. Her academic training and corporate experience in sales, marketing, product development, strategic planning and HR development has helped her develop a unique set of skills used throughout her career, especially in the insight and creative delivery of her current role.

Davis earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics and Finance from Spelman College in Atlanta.   She has completed ARC International’s Advanced Leadership Program and the Aspen Institute Executive Program.   

Davis co-founded Springboard, Partners in Cross-Cultural Leadership, a leadership education and consulting company committed to building highly diverse teams. Her passion for the issues surrounding leadership for women prompted her to help develop, design and implement a national leadership center – Spelman LEADS — in collaboration with Spelman College, where she is a trustee.  The center focuses on the unique leadership issues for Women of Color. She is also a trustee of the Kenan Institute at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and serves on the board of the Executive Leadership Council.

Davis has been a featured keynote speaker at numerous colleges and universities on “Leadership in the 21st Century”, guest lecturer at Smith College and a featured panelist at the Forbes’ Inaugural Women’s Leadership Summit.  She has been featured in a number of publications, including The Business Journal’s 100 Most Influential Women, Black Enterprise, Forbes, Pink Magazine and FastCompany’s 100 Most Creative People in Business. Most recently she was profiled in Essence magazine (October, 2011) – “28 Most Influential Black Women”, Real Simple Magazine (July, 2012) and Uptown Professional Magazine’s list of “Top 100 Execs in Corporate America.”



John Hope Bryant is a thought leader, founder, chairman and CEO of Operation HOPE and Bryant Group Companies, Inc. Magazine/CEO READ bestselling business author of LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass), the only African-American bestselling business author in America, and is chairman of the Subcommittee for the Under-Served and Community Empowerment for the U.S. President’s Advisory Council on Financial Capability, for President Barack Obama.  Mr. Bryant is the co-founder of the Gallup-HOPE Index, the only national research poll on youth financial dignity and youth economic energy in the U.S. He is also a co-founder of Global Dignity with HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Professor Pekka Himanen of Finland. Global Dignity is affiliated with the Forum of Young Global Leaders and the World Economic Forum.   Mr. Bryant serves on the board of directors of Ares Commercial Real Estate Corporation, an NYSE Euronext publicly traded company, and a division of $54 billion Ares Capital. 

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