Member, Board of Directors
Kevin T. McDowell is Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer for AEG, which owns or operates arenas, stadia, theaters, clubs and major sports franchises throughout the world and AEG Presents, the live-entertainment division. A member of AEG’s Corporate Management Committee, Kevin is primarily responsible for managing the company’s administrative support systems. These systems include Digital Services (IT) & Telecommunication, Risk Management, Procurement & Strategic Sourcing, Global Travel, Diversity & Inclusion, Environmental Sustainability, Employee Engagement, Payroll, Talent Acquisition & Management and Human Resources. Mr. McDowell oversees these strategic initiatives for all of AEG’s enterprises worldwide.
Kevin’s role at AEG offers him the unique ability to blend his professional work with his passion for giving back to the community. He has been a supporter of many community programs such as Learning Works, an alternative school and Theatre Camp project serving youth at risk in Pasadena, the Business of Sports Summit; a program that targets high school students of color who are seeking careers in professional sports and he hosted a benefit concert for minority youth to introduce them to classical music. He invited the Dorsey High School Drama class to perform their musical at Club Novo @ LA Live.
Under Kevin’s guidance, the Global Diversity & Inclusion team drafted its AEG Diversity policy and LGBTQ Covenant fostering inclusiveness as a core value at AEG and encourage everyone at all levels of the organization to fulfill this commitment. Included in the Covenant is a newly formed partnership between AEG and the True Colors Fund. Kevin’s D&I team has also been focused on increasing AEG’s spend with minority-owned, women-owned and LGBTQ-owned diverse businesses and participated in a successful Capacity Building Program which mentors MBE/WBE/LGBTQBE enterprises while helping them to become more competitive and grow their businesses. There has been a heightened focus on workforce diversity to promote the recruitment and advancement of minorities, women and persons identified as LGBTQ.
Kevin has received numerous awards of recognition from the municipalities and other organizations for his service and positive impact on local communities. For three consecutive years, Kevin received a Vanguard Award that recognizes LA’s 100 Most Influential African Americans. In 2015, he also received Vanguard’s Corporate Citizens Award. He has served on the Boards for the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) of Greater Los Angeles and UNCF (United Negro College Fund). In addition to the True Colors Fund, he currently serves on the Board of Directors for Town Hall Los Angeles and The Mervyn M. Dymally African American Political & Economic Institute at California State University at Dominguez Hills.
As Chairman of the Board for March of Dimes LA Market (LA, Orange County and Inland Empire), Kevin has a particular interest in women’s health and reducing premature birth rates, birth defects and infant mortality.
Kevin earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Cincinnati. He resides in Chino, California.