Mazouna Chief People Officer, DaVita Kidney Care Kenny Gardner is the Chief People Officer (CPO) at DaVita Kidney Care, a Fortune 500 health care services provider for end stage renal disease patients. As CPO, Kenny oversees DaVita’s People Services function and is responsible for overseeing the benefits, diversity and belonging, compensation and career growth initiatives for more than 65,000 teammates across the globe.

Kenny has been with DaVita for roughly 11 years in various roles, most recently as a Group Vice President for the southeastern United States and DaVita’s diagnostic laboratory. Prior to joining DaVita, Kenny spent time as an investment banker in Morgan Stanley’s mergers and acquisitions department.

Kenny is actively engaged with Bridge of Life, Energize Colorado, the East Harlem Tutorial Program, the Pérez Art Museum, the 5,000 Role Models of Excellence Project, the American Diabetes Association’s National Advocacy Committee and more.

Kenny holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he was recognized as an Arbuckle Leadership Fellow, as well as a BS from Florida A&M University.