These Black Women Are Joining The Board of Directors For Sports Betting Platform DraftKings
This week, sports betting operator DraftKings announced the appointment of Jocelyn Moore and Valerie Mosley to its board of directors in addition to making NBA legend Michael Jordan the new Special Advisor to the board.
“I am very much looking forward to working closely with both Valerie and Jocelyn as we continue to grow DraftKings,” said Jason Robins, DraftKings co-founder, CEO, and chairman of the Board, in a press statement. “They each bring a unique skill set that will complement those of our existing members while simultaneously bringing new perspectives and ideas to the table.”
Before joining DraftKings, Moore served as executive vice president of Communications and Public Affairs for the National Football League and currently serves as the Executive-in-Residence at The Gathering Spot in Atlanta. “I am thrilled to serve on the DraftKings’ Board of Directors. With its innovative and engaging product offerings, DraftKings has revolutionized the way sports fans consume content,” said Moore in a press statement.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, DraftKings is also doing authentic, intentional work to support racial equality and social justice—as demonstrated by today’s Board announcement as well as the company’s $1 million annual commitment to its Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging initiative. I look forward to helping DraftKings continue to innovate for consumers and deliver value for shareholders.”
Mosley comes with years of leadership experience, founding a company called Upward Wealth, a tech platform that helps customers grow their net worth. She has also worked at global management firm Wellington Management Company L.L.P., managing numerous big clients.
“DraftKings is a fast-growing, powerhouse of a company with a strong, competitive, and compassionate management team. I look forward to helping DraftKings continue to add value to their shareholders and stakeholders,” said Mosley in a press statement.
“I have invested in and advised small private companies and large public ones, and I’m excited to help DraftKings continue its already impressive transition into a smart, strategic, and well-managed public company.”