Kevin Clayton

Kevin Clayton

VP, Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement


Speaker Bio

Clayton is the Vice President of Diversity, Inclusion & Engagement for the Cleveland Cavalier
Operating Company. He is responsible for developing and leading the D&I strategic plan for all
Cavalier properties including Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse, Canton Charge, Cleveland Monsters
and their esports team, the Cavs Legion.
Clayton is also the Board Chair for Creating Healthier Communities (CHC). CHC is a national
health organization that for more than 65 years, has been creating stronger, healthier
communities by build capacity for nonprofits by raising awareness, amplifying their message,
and driving more funds and supporters to their cause.
Clayton has had an extensive career with some of the world’s most notable companies
including Procter & Gamble, The United States Tennis Association, Russell Athletic/Spalding,
American Cancer Society and prior to joining the Cavaliers Clayton worked at Bon Secours
Mercy Health where he led D&I, language services, supplier diversity and the executive talent
functions.
Clayton’s approach to diversity & inclusion is grounded in a belief that everyone is part of
the D&I landscape. He has successfully used this approach with the Cavs to develop a strategic
D&I business plan that has delivered quantitative and qualitative results affecting representation
of the workforce, the culture of the workplace, revenue from the marketplace, authentic
community and fan engagement.
Kevin is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. He has 4 Daughters, Granddaughter and Grandson.
Additionally, Kevin is a board member of the Greater Cleveland Urban League and the famed
Cleveland City Club. He has served on many other local and national community and non-profit
boards and has been recognized by multiple national publications. Clayton is an Alum of North
Carolina Central University and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration
and Psychology from Wilmington College (Ohio) where he was a co-captain and student athlete
on the basketball team.

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