Tue, March 22, 2016
President and CEO, Temin and Company
Davia Temin is a highly experienced marketing, media and reputation strategist, crisis manager, and leadership and communications coach.
As President and CEO of Temin and Company, a boutique management consultancy she founded in 1997, she leads their practice focused on international crisis, reputation, and risk management, with a specialty in cybersecurity crisis management, preparation, and recovery.
She serves as the spokesperson for major organizations during crisis, coaches numerous global CEOs, is a frequent and popular public speaker, and advises worldwide corporations on the strategic direction of their women's councils. She runs and moderates popular CEO and corporate programs including, most recently, "How to Survive, Thrive and Add Value During Difficult Times," "Visionary Leadership," and "Crisis Games." She has appeared as a guest on every major network in the US, and numerous local and national television shows around the world.
Prior to starting Temin and Company, Ms. Temin led Corporate Marketing (marketing and media strategy, crisis management, reputation management and coaching, advertising, corporate social responsibility, product and new product marketing and partnerships) for GE Capital; Schroders; Scudder, Stevens and Clark; Citicorp Investment Bank; and Columbia Business School. She created and was the Producer of the extremely successful entertainment industry conference "The Business of Entertainment: The Big Picture."
An Honors graduate of Swarthmore College, she attended Columbia University for her Masters Degree. She is a member of the Board of Managers of Swarthmore College and has served as Chair of the College's Long Range Planning Committee on Visibility and Leadership in Higher Education.
From 2005 to 2014, Ms. Temin served as the First Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of The Girl Scouts of The United States of America, and the Chair of the Board Fund Development Committee — launching their $1 Billion Campaign on their 100th Anniversary, the largest fundraising campaign for girls in the world. In addition, she is Chair of the Board of the India-based Video Volunteers — which empowers marginalized communities to produce stories, take action, and devise solutions. She also serves as an Advisory Board member and Thought Leadership Commissioner of WomenCorporateDirectors. Previously a founding Board Member and Corporate Council Member of The White House Project, and Chair of the Board of Women's eNews, she currently serves on the Boards or Advisory Boards of, among many others: The Committee for Economic Development; Harvard Kennedy School's Women's Leadership Board; ProPublica; and The Knight-Bagehot Fellowship Program of Columbia Journalism School.
She is a member of The Economic Club; The Foreign Policy Association; The Belizean Grove; The Women's Forum; the Financial Women's Association; the National Investor Relations Institute; and The Princeton Club.
On April 29th, 2015, Ms. Temin was honored by the Girl Scouts of New York at their Gala Annual Dinner. She was presented with their highest award — the Pinnacle Award for Leadership — honoring her work as a business leader and role model for girls and women, within business and the greater communities.
In 2014, Ms. Temin was chosen as a Delegate by the U.S. State Department to the Global Entrepreneurship Program in Greece.
For the past four years, she has been named one of the "Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior" by Trust Across America — for "an extensive and positive contribution to building trust in business." She has also been honored as one of the "30 Outstanding Women" advancing women and girls' leadership by the National Council for Research on Women, and as a Woman of Distinction by The Girl Scouts of New York. She is featured prominently in several books, including "Stiletto Network," "Wall Street Women," and "The Board Game." Her column, "Reputation Matters," is featured on Forbes.com. She also writes for the Huffington Post and the American Banker, and she is currently writing a book on crisis management.