Kelly Davis, SVP of HR, Loss Prevention & Customer Service, Town Shoes
Kelly is the Senior Vice President of HR, Loss Prevention & Customer Service for Town Shoes Limited (Town Shoes, The Shoe Company, Shoe Warehouse, Sterling and DSW Canada). She leads these three functions for the company’s 5 banners and 4000+ associates.
Prior to joining Town Shoes Limited, she was the Vice President of People Development at Cara Operations (Milestones, Kelsey’s, Harvey’s, Montana’s and Swiss Chalet) where she worked with the corporate office and franchise partners to deliver HR services to the company’s 700+ restaurants and 30,000 associates.
Kelly spent most of her career prior to joining Cara Operations with the Hudson’s Bay Company where she worked for over 12 years in a variety of progressive HR roles including leading the HR function for all Bay and Home Outfitters stores across Canada.
Her last role with the Hudson’s Bay Company was in a more specialist function where she led Compensation, Benefits, Associate Relations and Services for the Hudson’s Bay Company in Canada and Lord & Taylor in the U.S. Kelly holds her B.A. from McGill University and her CHRE, CHRL and H.R.C.C.C. (Human Resources & Compensation Committee Certification) designations.
Kelly spoke at the RCC HR Conference Round Table in 2016 and will return as a keynote speaker in 2017. She also was part of an HR Executive Leadership Panel at the 2017 HRPA Conference and will be part of HRD Magazine’s 2017 HR Executive Round Table. Kelly is passionate about supporting not for profit organizations. In the past she has actively contributed to the HR Committee of the Board of Directors for Eva’s Initiatives and to the Leadership Committee of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers, Big Sisters Canada.
Currently she serves as a Board Director and Chair of the HR & Governance Committee for White Ribbon (the world’s largest movement of men and boys working to end violence against women and girls). Kelly is married with two sons and lives in Toronto.