Davia Temin is CEO of Temin and Company, a boutique management consultancy that helps corporations and organizations create, enhance and save their reputations.
Temin and Company specializes in crisis, reputation, and culture management, and corporate governance for global companies, professional services firms, foundations, colleges and universities, and governments. Davia serves as a spokesman during crises, strategist, and leadership and communications coach at the board, CEO and executive committee levels.
The firm creates brand-distinguishing thought leadership and best practices in governance and corporate leadership, as well as promotes women’s leadership, provides socially responsible marketing, media and social media strategy and execution, and creates cultures supportive of gender equity.
Davia is a frequent speaker on crisis, reputation, and culture management, leadership, corporate governance, women’s leadership, resilience and what boards and leaders need to know about media, social media and AI. A nationally recognized writer, commentator and expert, she has appeared on ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN, Bloomberg, PBS, and in The Wall Street Journal, among others.
Prior to founding the firm, Davia was head of corporate marketing of GE Capital, Schroders, Scudder, Citi Investment Bank and Columbia Business School. An honors graduate of Swarthmore College, she serves on the Board of Trustees. For nine years she served as First Vice Chair of the Board of Girl Scouts of the USA, and now on the Board of Greater New York. Chair of the Board of Video Volunteers, she serves on the Boards or Advisory Boards of ProPublica, Knight-Bagehot Fellowship, WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD), Harvard Women’s Leadership Board, WCD NY Leadership Council, and Predmore Holdings. She is a member of Columbia’s Women Creating Change Leadership Council, and serves as an advisor to AI startups Chinook.ai and Springboard.ai.
Profiled in many business and leadership books, she writes the “Reputation Matters” column for Forbes.com, is a contributor to Huffington Post, American Banker, Directors & Boards, Corporate Board Member, and Chief Executive Magazine, and has written chapters on “Rebuilding Trust in the Financial Markets” for the book Trust, Inc., and on crisis leadership for “Women on Board – Insider Secrets to Getting on a Board and Succeeding As a Director.”