Kiesha Nix is currently the Vice President of Charitable Affairs & Executive Director of the Lakers Youth Foundation. In her current role, Kiesha oversees and directs programming and funding priorities for the charitable arm of the Los Angeles Lakers. She is responsible for implementing the mission of the Foundation which is to assist underserved youth in our communities to develop and recognize their full potential by providing positive experiences and resources in education, health & wellness and sports. Kiesha oversees the funding which supports over 100,000 youth in 20+ Southern California Boys & Girls Clubs through basketball and health & fitness and the Jr. Lakers Youth Basketball Program; has helped to build 40+ basketball courts throughout Los Angeles and surrounding counties, 15+ Reading Rooms and has completed 3STEM Lab projects at local middle and high schools in Los Angeles. Kiesha is also very active in the Lakers civic engagement, social justice and diversity & inclusion efforts. Being one of the founding members of the organization’s Employee Resource Group–B.A.N. (Black Action Network). Formerly Kiesha served as a Vice President in Enterprise Business & Community Relations at Bank of America and as a Private Wealth Associate in the Private Banking & Investment Group Division of Merrill Lynch–Bank of America where she was employed for 21+ years. On the Philanthropic side Kiesha currently sits on various Boards; some to include: the following Boards: Advisory Board for the Los Angeles Dodgers and MLB’s RBI program (Reviving Baseball in Inner Cities), USC Black Alumni–Corporate Advisory Board and Habitat for Humanity Greater LA-Boards respectively. Kiesha works with countless non-profit organizations and serves as a Mentor to youth throughout the community. Kiesha has received numerous Leadership, Community Service & Humanitarian Awards. She strives to uphold the Lakers reputation of being “Champions in the Community” as well as on the court.