Mid Year Conference Panelist

Kerry D. Chandler


Kerry D. Chandler joined Under Armour in January 2015 as its Chief Human Resources Officer and is responsible for all Human Resources strategy and operations including talent acquisition, organization and talent development, performance management, compensation and benefits, employee relations and budget for UA teammates worldwide.


Prior to joining Under Armour, Chandler served as the Global Head of Human Resources for Christie’s International and as the Executive Vice President of Human Resources at the National Basketball Association (NBA). Prior thereto, Chandler held senior roles at The Walt Disney Company, including roles as the Head of Human Resources at Hong Kong Disneyland, and ESPN, Inc. Her impressive career also spans HR leadership roles at McDonnell Douglas Corporation, Exxon Chemical Company, Motorola, Inc., and IBM Global Services. 


Chandler is currently a member of the Human Resources Policy Institute and the Executive Leadership Council, and serves on the espnW Advisory Panel and on the board of the New York Urban League. She has previously served on the boards of the National Association for Multi-ethnicity in Communications, InMotion, the Cable and Telecommunications Human Resources Association, the Senior Human Resources Forum of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, the University of Exeter Center for Leadership Studies in the United Kingdom, and the Asia Pacific Human Resources Council of The Conference Board. 


In 2005, Chandler was named one of the “25 Influential Black Women in Business” by The Network Journal magazine, and in 2012 was named a “Game Changer” among women in sports by the SportsBusiness Journal. Chandler graduated from Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Missouri with a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration. She later earned her Master’s degree in Human Resources Management from Washington University in St. Louis, as well as a Master’s degree in Management from McGill University in Montreal. She also 

participated in the International Masters in Practicing Management (IMPM) Program, where she earned a certificate from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.


A San Diego, California native, Chandler currently resides in Baltimore, MD.

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