Executive Vice President, Chief Legal Officer, & General Counsel, New York Life Insurance Company 

Sheila Davidson joined New York Life in 1991 and has served in many leadership positions in legal, compliance, and administrative areas. She was appointed to New York Life’s Executive Management Committee in 2001. Sheila also serves on the boards of Fairfield University, Madison Square Park Conservancy, and the Citizens Budget Commission. 

New York Life’s diversity and inclusion program focuses on attracting, developing, and retaining the best and brightest from all different backgrounds and experiences. The company’s Employee Resource Groups and initiatives such as Coming Together, a program that encourages open conversations on race relations, help foster an inclusive culture. New York Life has been recognized as a top company for diversity by DiversityInc, Working Mother, and the Human Rights Campaign, among others. 

Joined LCLD 2018 


Highlights of LCLD Participation

Fellows Program
Fellows Nomination:
2019: Whytne Brooks, Dora Jimenez

Annual Meeting (2018)

Member: Sheila Davidson 

Diversity Professional: Amirah San Emeterio, Tania KhanWhytne Brooks