George Davis - Executive Director, The California African American Museum (CAAM)

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$42 - Online Advance Reservations
$45 - At the Door for Rotarians and Guests
$13 - Non-Diners (members only)

$8 - Parking
$12 - Alcohol

Please note that advance online tickets must be purchased by 3pm on the Thursday prior to the Friday meeting.

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538 S Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071

George Davis - Executive Director, The California African American Museum (CAAM)

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Topic: CAAM -  It's History, Impact and Future

About George Davis

As the executive director for the California African American Museum (CAAM), George Davis is responsible for the overall management of the museum’s operations, budget and programming.   George was appointed interim Director in March 2015 and permanent Director in July 2015.  

George began his broadcasting career in Seattle and moved to Los Angeles in 1984 to join KABC-TV News as an engineering supervisor and news photographer.  

In 1996, George became the vice president of Worldwide Satellite Operations for Sony Pictures Entertainment.  In this corporate role, he oversaw the global technical operations of the studio’s cable television networks.  

After leaving Sony Pictures, George started Davis Broadband Group, a management consultancy company that provided services to the global media and entertainment industries. The company’s clients included McKinsey Consulting and E! Networks.

George later joined Technicolor as Senior Vice President in the Network Services Division.  In this role, George set up a sales organization in Singapore and oversaw the broadcast operations for The Disney Channel facility in Tokyo, Japan.

During his frequent international travel, George became a collector of rare books and visited numerous world historical sites and museums.

Throughout his career, George has also been heavily active in the community and public service.  In 1999, he accepted an appointment to the State Board of the California African American Museum.  In 2007, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger appointed George 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 to 2014, 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.

George earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from the University of the Redlands and a MBA from the University of Southern California. 

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