Kevin Davis, Kevin Davis Insurance Services, a Worldwide Facilities company
KEVIN DAVIS INSURANCE SERVICES, A WORLDWIDE FACILITIES COMPANY
Years in the industry: 42
Kevin Davis began his insurance career in 1978, and he says there are two barriers to entry into the industry for people of color that were true then and are still true today: white privilege and systemic racism. That’s why, when he started his own company, Kevin Davis Insurance Services, in 2000, his goal was to create a business with diversity and inclusion at its core. Today, 70% of his staff, including management, is made up of women and minorities.
As the first African American to serve on the board of directors of the Council of Insurance Agents & Brokers, Davis often collaborates on workshops and seminars dealing with issues like unconscious bias, cultural sensitivity, and attracting and retaining diverse talent. He is also a member of NAAIA and is currently collaborating with Worldwide Facilities to create a D&I mission statement, establish goals, develop employee resource groups and conduct D&I training.
In 2015, Davis and his wife started The Kevin Davis Foundation to provide residents of Camden, New Jersey, and the surrounding area with scholarships for continued education. He also serves on the board of directors for the Camden Dream Center.
“I believe the biggest challenge today when it comes to achieving racial equality is the unwillingness to lead,” Davis says. “I believe most companies have made a commitment to be open and curious about race, and even have some difficult conversations, but when it comes to taking the next step, things fall apart. My intent is to bring my unique perspective to those who are open and curious to the challenges faced by people of color and willing to make a difference.”