James Davlin


Bicentennial Medal (2019)


James Davlin received a B.A. in economics and philosophy from Wabash College, an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago, and a J.D. from Duke Law School.

Davlin serves as a director of IU Health, and is an executive director for Torreya Partners. Davlin has a 30-year career in corporate finance during which he led critical capital-raising and de-risking transactions throughout the 2007 financial crisis and its aftermath. Davlin is retired from General Motors where he served as the vice president of Finance and Treasurer. Prior to GM, he worked at Deere & Company as the vice president of Corporate Strategy and Business Development and at Eli Lilly and Company and Procter & Gamble.

Davlin is on the boards of Halite Partners, Wabash College and Menlo College, and the Duke Center for Finance. He has lectured at the Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, and the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University. In 2019, Davlin was honored with Indiana University's Bicentennial Medal, in recognition of his distinguished contributions and support of the university.