The LA Kings have named Wanton Davis as the club's Executive Producer, Live Events, a leadership role in which Davis will serve as the creative force and Executive Producer of all LA Kings home games and events.
An award-winning senior creative executive with more than 20 years of experience spanning music, sports, entertainment and tech, Davis will be the leading force behind the Kings' in-game presentation efforts with the goal of innovation and invention.
Prior to taking his current position, Davis has worked at MTV, NBC Sports and USA. Additionally, he was a part of the original launch teams for both G4 and REVOLT TV, and at REVOLT he was responsible for building the Sean Combs owned media brand from the ground-up.
"As a native Angeleno, I understand the importance, impact and influence of LA sports, and to represent the LA Kings, a franchise that was founded in the fabric of this city, is a dream come true," said Davis, who officially began with the Kings in December. "I feel a sense of responsibility to Kings fans to deliver an experience that will create lifelong memories."
Davis has built and managed creative teams for start-ups and well-established brands resulting in best-in-class creative. Both consumer and client focused, Davis has partnered with some of the most recognizable brands in the world, including AT&T, Adidas, Apple, Netflix, ESPN, McDonald's, Ford, Pepsi, Nike, UnderArmour, Toyota and The Grammy Foundation among others.
Said Kings Sr. Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Content Mike Altieri: "We are thrilled to add Wanton to our team and are excited to hand him the keys to our fan experience assets. Wanton will bring creative vision and leadership to our organization as we continue to strive for distinction in a robust and competitive entertainment marketplace. We look forward to eventually welcoming our great fans back into STAPLES Center when we are confident it will be safe to do so, and we will be poised and ready to provide engaging and memorable experiences for all."
With the Kings, Davis has a variety of responsibilities including management and oversight of live acts and talent, live and digital features and content, digital content display, in-game music strategy, scripting, pre-production, special effects and operations.
He is also directing all in-arena, on-ice, and event employees, activities, promotions and operations while working to enhance the experiences of guests attending Kings games and events, plus performance groups, halftime entertainment initiatives and all live promotional programs in and around the Kings organization.
"We take a great amount of pride in the In-Game Fan Experience at STAPLES Center to create a fun and exciting environment for everyone including our players," said Kings President and Hockey Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille. "We believe Wanton is the best person to lead us going forward to accomplish those goals."