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October 31 2012

Enthusiasm Builds as Kim Davis Managing Director of Global Philanthropy is Secured as Speaker


Atlanta – November 1, 2012 – As the conversation grows internationally around Operation HOPE’s global gathering, Kimberly Davis Managing Director of Global Philanthropy, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation joins the dialogue as a Speaker and Working Group Session Co-Chair, announced today by the financial dignity nonprofit.


With more than 1,000 international decision makers slated to participate, Davis will help lead a solution-driven discussion on the Future Role of Philanthropy, CSR and CRA during the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit in Atlanta, November 14 – 15, 2012.

The Working Group Framework of the Global Summit is where the tactical work of and with leaders gets done, using best practices from the best sources and resources in the world to get to a point where plans can be made, and acted upon. Other Working Group Sessions at include Mobile Money and eEmpowerment, Banking the Unbanked, Small Business and Credit, The Role of Government in a Reset World, The Mortgage Crisis, Youth Economic Energy and Entrepreneurship, and Economic Disaster Preparedness

Davis’ responsibilities include managing over $150 million in annual charitable giving, employee volunteerism, civic engagement and strategic corporate marketing programs at JP Morgan Chase.
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.”

More than 200 speakers are set to join summit keynote, U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, for the “Community, Character and Responsible Capitalism” themed event. During the conference, speakers will help bring financial dignity and “silver rights” empowerment into focus, not as soft and ancillary economic tools, but as core ingredients for mid-to-long-term economic recovery and stability.

The HGFDS is the culmination of 20th Anniversary celebrations for the financial dignity nonprofit. To learn how you can participate in the HOPE Global Financial Dignity Summit, check here, or join the conversation online at our online mini-summit, Talking Dignity.