ArtCenter College of Design welcomed two new trustees at its recent fall meeting. Nike digital product design leader Dantley Davis and Penske operations and finance executive Paul Rainey bring exceptional expertise, a passion for what ArtCenter stands for and a unique world view to guide the College’s future. They began their role on the Board as of October 27, 2023.
“As the Board continues to focus on developing new revenue models to mitigate the burden of tuition dependency on students, I couldn’t be more pleased with the addition of Paul and Dantley to our Board of Trustees,” said Karen Hofmann, president and CEO of ArtCenter College of Design. “Our ultimate goal is to create greater access and affordability for a diverse student population of lifelong learners.”
“I’m incredibly happy to have both Dantley and Paul join our board — each lending deep knowledge and expertise from their respective fields and backgrounds,” said Michael M. Warsaw, ArtCenter Board chairman. “They bring a passion and unique point of view that will undoubtedly make an immediate impact on our board and ultimately the institution — helping our students thrive and create positive change in the world.”
“Dantley and Paul are ideal new Board members,” said fellow trustee and ArtCenter alumnus Kevin Bethune who nominated the pair to serve as trustees. “Together they bring several decades of valuable industry insights and expertise to fuel the College’s growth, relevance and overall success. I look forward to working with them to make a positive impact on ArtCenter’s future.”
Dantley Davis is currently the global vice president of digital design at Nike, where his team is responsible for Nike’s commerce, retail and fitness apps. A product and design executive with more than 20 years of experience as a designer and leader, Davis has led teams at some of the most successful digital companies in the world. Prior to Nike, he led design teams at Twitter, Meta, Netflix and PayPal. He earned a BS in information systems from the University of San Francisco and an MBA from the University of San Francisco School of Management.
Paul Rainey is executive vice president of operations and finance at Penske Media Corporation (PMC). An accomplished senior executive with more than 20 years of financial leadership experience across multiple verticals, he has a fundamental understanding of financial operations and accounting, with a broad background and extensive international experience in billion-dollar operations spanning five continents. His industry experience spans financial services and entertainment including gaming and Hollywood movie content studio curation and distribution, as well as manufacturing industries including aviation, energy, healthcare and lighting. He holds a Master of Science in accountancy and a BBA in finance and computer applications from the University of Notre Dame where he graduated cum laude.
Complete bios of all trustees can be found on the ArtCenter website.