Cindy L. Davis
Cynthia L. Davis served as an executive at Nike for 10 years, most recently as Vice President of Nike Inc. and President of Nike Golf from 2008 to December, 2014. She also has been a member of the Board of Directors for Kennametal Inc. since December 2012, where she serves on the Audit and Governance Committees. In her role with Nike she led the $800 million global golf business, including all product, marketing, sports marketing, sales, operations, finance, legal, and human resources responsibilities. Davis drove innovative profitable growth and a team of elite athletes headlined by two of the most iconic golf athletes. To that end, in 2013, she was recognized as one of Sports Illustrated's "50 Most Powerful People in Sports." Prior to joining Nike in 2005, Davis was the Senior Vice President of Golf Sponsorships, Sports Marketing and New Media for the Golf Channel. Leading up to that, she was the President and CEO of The Arnold Palmer Golf Company after serving as Vice President of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). Davis is a former chairperson of the National Golf Foundation (NGF) and has served on the Golf 20/20 Executive Committee.
Through her business background, Ms. Davis brings to the Board significant global business leadership skills. She has experience in strategic planning, innovation and consumer initiatives, go-to-market profitable growth plans, and expertise in the sports industry. She also brings corporate governance experience to the Board, through her experience with other public companies. Ms. Davis chairs our Compensation Committee and sits on our Governance Committee.