DraftKings announced that Jocelyn Moore and Valerie Mosley would join the board of directors of the company, taking the total number of members of its board to 15.
Moore is currently a Venture Partner at New York ‘s Ozone X Ventures and acts as the Executive-in-Residence at Atlanta’s The Gathering Spot. Prior to this, she served as the National Football League’s Executive Vice President of Communications and Public Affairs.
In this position, Moore was responsible for ‘establishing communications and public affairs as strategic business assets, enhancing storytelling around the league’s community impact and leadership role in society and leading their public affairs response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s repeal of PASPA.’
Commenting on the appointment, Moore said: “I am absolutely thrilled to serve on the DraftKings’ Board of Directors. With its innovative and engaging product offerings, DraftKings has revolutionized the way sports fans consume content.
“As a responsible corporate citizen, DraftKings is also doing authentic, intentional work to support racial equality and social justice – as demonstrated by today’s Board announcement as well as the company’s $1 million annual commitment to its Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging initiative. I look forward to helping DraftKings continue to innovate for consumers and deliver value for shareholders.”
Upward Wealth, a wealth-tech network that helps Americans increase their net worth, holds Mosley as its CEO. Mosley advises and invests through Valmo Ventures in businesses, properties and initiatives that add value to society and shareholders. Prior to this, Mosley served as a Senior Vice President, Partner, Fund Manager and Investment Advisor at Wellington Management Company, LLP.
“DraftKings is a fast growing, powerhouse of a company with a strong, competitive and compassionate management team. I look forward to helping DraftKings continue to add value to their shareholders and stakeholders,” added Mosley. “I have invested in and advised small private companies and large public ones, and I’m excited to help DraftKings continue its already impressive transition into a smart, strategic and well-managed public company.”
Jason Robins, Co-Founder, CEO, and Chairman of the Board of DraftKings, concluded: “I am very much looking forward to working closely with both Valerie and Jocelyn as we continue to grow DraftKings.
“They each bring a unique skill set that will complement those of our existing members while simultaneously bringing new perspectives and ideas to the table.”