Kem Danner

Senior Vice President, Head of Human Resources
Kem  Danner

Kem Danner is the Head of Human Resources and a Senior Vice President for State Street Global Advisors and is a member of the State Street Global Advisors Executive Management Group (EMG).

Kem joined State Street Global Advisors in late 2015 after over 17 years at Bank of America where she served as the Head of Diversity and Inclusion for a number of business units responsible for designing and executing a sustainable diversity and inclusion strategy for the respective business units. Kem held various roles within Global Human Resources at Bank of America including Senior HR Business Partner during and after the Bank of America Merrill Lynch merger in the Global Markets & Banking business, head of HR for Global Markets Technology & Operations as well as head of Human Resources for Merrill Lynch Wealth Management.

Kem began her career in 1997 at Bank of America in the Management Associate Program in Charlotte, NC and served various business roles in the Retail, Preferred & Small Business including the launch of the company's Online Banking & Bill Pay initiatives prior to joining the bank's Global Human Resources division. Kem served in various roles in several mergers and acquisitions at Bank of America including a merger related assignment living abroad in Europe.

Kem is actively involved in various charitable organizations relating to childhood education & development as well as cancer research for the Samuel Waxman Foundation, Storefront Academy and the St Jude Children's Research Hospital and volunteers for various local and national charities. She is also a member of various employee network groups within the company including the Professional Women's Network as a mentor and executive advisor to the Black Professionals Group. She is also a steering committee member for the State Street Global Advisors Global Diversity and Inclusion Council. Kem attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Appalachian State University for summer internship programs, undergraduate and graduate studies. Kem resides in Boston, Massachusetts at the State Street Corporation's company headquarters.


  • Years At SSGA : 4
  • Industry Start Date : 1997
  • College : University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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