THE VALIANT LEADER

ROBYN Y. DAVIS, J.D.

President/CEO

Robyn Y. Davis is a visionary leader, serving as the Founder and President of The Valiant Leader, a platform dedicated to nurturing and preparing leaders for the challenges and opportunities of today’s rapidly evolving landscape. Drawing upon her passion and extensive experience, Robyn has become a guiding force in empowering individuals to lead with purpose and impact.

Currently, Robyn holds the position of President and CEO at Brown County United Way, a role she assumed in May 2017. Under her dynamic leadership, the organization has flourished as a catalyst for community impact, uniting diverse resources to create innovative solutions that fortify individuals and communities throughout Brown County.

Prior to her pivotal role at Brown County United Way, Robyn served as the President of Freedom House Ministries, Inc. in Green Bay for eight years. Her dedication to community welfare is reflected not only in her professional roles but also in her active participation in influential boards and organizations. Robyn is a distinguished member of the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors, the Donald J. Schneider School of Business and Economics Board of Advisors, the Weidner Center Presents Board of Directors, and the Northeast Wisconsin Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a sorority dedicated to public service.

The Valiant Leader identifies the essence of leadership as encapsulated in three core qualities: heart, wisdom, and action. A valiant leader, in Robyn’s view, is one who possesses the passion or heart to pursue meaningful goals, the wisdom to navigate the complexities of those pursuits, and the commitment to take decisive action, embodying the philosophy articulated by Simon Sinek as “your why.”

Robyn believes that the growth of leaders hinges on the courage to consistently embrace and integrate these three elements, shaping not only their personal journeys but also influencing the communities they serve. Through her multifaceted leadership and commitment to developing valiant leaders, Robyn Davis continues to inspire and drive positive change on a profound scale.

Robyn’s exemplary leadership has garnered well-deserved recognition.

  • 2023, Robyn received the prestigious Nancy Armbrust Impact Award from the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay Community Foundation.
  • 2022, Robyn was recognized as one of the Outstanding Women of Color in Education by the University of Wisconsin System
  • 2019, Robyn was honored with the Athena Leadership Award from the Greater Green Bay Chamber
  • 2019, received the St. Norbert College Ambassador of Peace Award from the Norman Miller Center for Peace, Justice, and Public Understanding
  • 2018, Robyn was named one of Wisconsin’s 42 most influential African-Americans by Madison 365.
  • 2017, received the Management Women, Inc., Nancy A. Felhofer Leadership Award.