The Green Bay Packers have hired alumnus Rob Davis as director of organizational development & diversity, equity and inclusion, Packers President/CEO Mark Murphy announced Tuesday.
In this newly created position, Davis will lead learning and development initiatives aimed at providing opportunities for staff members to grow and excel, and will advance the team's diversity, equity and inclusion goals. In his new role, Davis will plan, develop, implement and administer development and training programs for employees. He will guide the organization's DEI and cultural initiatives and strategy to attract, hire and maintain a diverse workplace and facilitate collaboration in these areas across all departments.
"We're excited to welcome Rob back to Lambeau Field in this new, critical role," said Murphy. "As our focus on organizational development and DEI continues to grow, Rob is the ideal person to lead our efforts in these areas. Rob will play a crucial role in fostering an inclusive environment and positive employee culture within the organization. We have been considering this position for some time now, and Rob has the perfect background and experience for the position. His unique experience and perspective as a former player, business leader and coach will be valuable as we strive to accomplish more in the key areas of staff development and DEI."
Davis served as the Packers' long snapper for 11 seasons (1997-2007) and played in 167 consecutive games in a Green Bay uniform, the fourth longest streak in team history. Only Mason Crosby (258), Brett Favre (255) and Forrest Gregg (187) have played in more consecutive games than Davis.
Following his playing career, Davis spent nine years as the Packers' director of player engagement, helping maintain locker-room cohesiveness and assisting players with acclimatizing to their roles on and off the field and in the Green Bay community. His role also included directing players and their families to resources to help them handle the demands of the modern NFL and prepare for life after football.
During his time as director of player engagement, Davis, who earned his undergraduate degree from Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania, also earned a master's degree in Applied Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, along with a certification in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
In 2017, Davis joined the Oshkosh Corporation in their fire and emergency division, Pierce Manufacturing, as senior director of people and culture to work with frontline leaders to develop programs to help cultivate a strong, people-first team. He also spent time with the corporation serving as the senior director of operational excellence.
In 2020, Davis joined the Dallas Cowboys coaching staff as assistant head coach, focusing on mentoring players and developing the locker room, while helping maintain cohesiveness between players, coaches and football operations.
Davis and his wife, Tara, have two children, daughter Marlee, and son Kahli.