On December 6th, the Wisconsin Dairyland Chapter of HIMSS (Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society) will be partnering with Project Management Institute – Northeast Wisconsin (PMI-NEW) to present a joint regional event on Leadership. Our keynote speaker will be Rob Davis of the Green Bay Packers.
Rob Davis, who played 12 years in the NFL, enters his ninth year as the team’s director of player engagement. Before being named to the new position, he had spent the previous 11 seasons as the Packers’ long snapper before retiring in March 2008. He was named director of player development on March 26, 2008, by Ted Thompson, Executive Vice President, General Manager and Director of Football Operations. Davis’ title was adjusted to director of player engagement in 2014.
As the director of player engagement, Davis is vital in maintaining locker-room cohesiveness and overall player health. He assists players in acclimating to their roles, both on and off the field and in the Green Bay community.
Davis also oversees the Packers’ wide range of programs designed to meet the needs of players and their families in today’s NFL. The department provides a framework of assistance within which players and their immediate family members can address the pressures created by daily life and complicated by the demands of playing professional football. The program is also set up to get players prepared for life after football, and helps players seek educational and vocational opportunities. Davis also developed a mentorship program, aimed at joining Packers players with community leaders who serve as professional mentors.
Davis served as the Packers’ long snapper for 11 seasons (1997-2007) and played 167 straight games in a Green Bay uniform, the third-longest streak in team history. Only Brett Favre (255) and Forrest Gregg (187) played in more consecutive games for the Packers than Davis.