LOS ANGELES CA- The California African American Museum (CAAM) has named George Davis as interim executive director. Davis will assume responsibility for strategic planning, budget development and management, as well as cultivating and maintaining strategic partnerships and relationships on behalf of the museum.
“My goals for CAAM are to provide strong leadership, improve relationships in the community among elected officials and other entities in Exposition Park, and increase financial support from foundations, corporations and individuals,” says Davis. “Additionally, I will strive to improve CAAM’s brand and relevancy among millennials, as well as improve visitors’ experience at the museum.”
In 2001, Davis founded Davis Broadband Group, a consulting firm that offers expertise to international media and entertainment companies on the distribution of digital content.
Davis was also a senior executive at Sony Pictures Entertainment and Technicolor.
“We look forward to Davis’ governance at CAAM,” says CAAM’s Board President Todd Hawkins. “Given his leadership roles at other corporations and organizations, we are confident Davis will elevate CAAM in our community and beyond.”
Throughout his career, Davis has been heavily active in the community and public sector. In 1999, Davis was appointed to the State board at CAAM and in 2007 was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the California State Bar Board of Governors. He also served on the board of New Directions, a non-profit whose mission is to empower veterans and their families to help them live productive and fulfilling lives. From 2012-14, he served as volunteer state president at California AARP. In this role he represented the 3.5 million members in California and supported state and national legislative initiatives.
Davis received his MBA from the University of Southern California.