Executive Intrapreneur and Social Change Agent
A noted trial attorney, Michellene Davis spent her earliest years in public service representing disenfranchised members of the most vulnerable populations. She eventually became the first African-American ever to serve as chief policy counsel within the New Jersey Governor’s office. Prior to her position in the governor’s office, David blazed a trail at the New Jersey Department of the Treasury. As the first African American woman State Treasurer, she created the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Supplier Diversity and Division of Minority and Women-owned Businesses, forging new revenue-generating avenues for women and minority-owned businesses. She became the youngest New Jersey Lottery CEO, producing record-setting revenue numbers, enhancing the state’s General Fund contribution to education and state run veteran’s homes. Davis was also the first woman and person of color to be named to the senior-most position of the State of New Jersey’s healthcare system. An internationally-sought speaker, Davis works to connect with, communicate, and challenge those to whom speaks.