Kenny Gardner-Smith has served as the Chief People Officer for DaVita, Inc. since 2020. Mr. Gardner is a multi-disciplined executive with experience as a business leader with a very well-rounded background, who advanced as a senior executive within the healthcare space, both as a general manager and now as a human resources executive. Mr. Gardner joined the kidney care company in 2011 and has held multiple operations and leadership roles with DaVita prior to his current role as Chief People Officer. Prior to his employment with DaVita from 2008 to 2011, Mr. Gardner worked as an investment banker at Morgan Stanley focused on mergers and acquisitions. From 2003 to 2006, Mr. Gardner was Relationship Manager for Wells Fargo. Mr. Gardner lends nearly 20 years of experience developing process innovation, transformation, and talent strategies. He also prioritizes the people side of businesses and possesses a strong ability to build corporate cultures and develop teams. Mr. Gardner was appointed to the Board on March 1, 2022.