Executives

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Knight

Philip H Knight

Chairman of the Board of Directors
Parker

Mark Parker

President & Chief Executive Officer, NIKE, Inc.
 
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Philip H Knight

Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Knight, 75, a director since 1968, is Chairman of the Board of Directors of NIKE. Mr. Knight is a co-founder of the Company and, except for the period from June 1983 through September 1984, served as its President from 1968 to 1990, and from June 2000 to 2004. Prior to 1968, Mr. Knight was a certified public accountant with Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand and was an Assistant Professor of Business Administration at Portland State University. Mr. Knight led NIKE from a small partnership founded on a handshake to the world’s largest footwear, apparel, and equipment company.

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Mark Parker

President & Chief Executive Officer, NIKE, Inc.

Mr. Parker has been President and Chief Executive Officer and a director since 2006. He has been employed by NIKE since 1979 with primary responsibilities in product research, design and development, marketing, and brand management. Mr. Parker was appointed divisional Vice President in charge of development in 1987, corporate Vice President in 1989, General Manager in 1993, Vice President of Global Footwear in 1998, and President of the NIKE Brand in 2001. In addition to helping lead the continued growth of the Nike brand, Parker is responsible for the growth of NIKE, Inc.'s global business portfolio, which includes Converse Inc., and Hurley International LLC.

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Ayre

David Ayre

EVP, Global Human Resources
Blair

Don Blair

EVP & Chief Financial Officer
Edwards

Trevor Edwards

President, NIKE Brand
Jackson

Jeanne P. Jackson

President, Product & Merchandising
 
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David Ayre

EVP, Global Human Resources

As Nike’s Chief Human Resource Officer, David’s responsibilities include talent scouting, development, inspiration, retention and infrastructure planning for all worldwide employees in the Nike Brand and affiliate organizations (Converse Inc. and Hurley International LLC). Prior to Nike, David led the Talent and Performance Rewards functions at PepsiCo. In this role, he was responsible for compensation and benefits policy setting, plan design and administration for 160,000 employees worldwide and for the company's talent management functions. During his career at PepsiCo he held a variety of international positions that included eight years based in international markets.

Prior to joining PepsiCo, David led a practice area for Hay Management Consultants. David holds degrees from two Canadian universities—an economics and accounting degree from University of Western Ontario and an MBA in finance from McMaster University. He has more than 20 years of human resource corporate and consulting experience.

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Don Blair

EVP & Chief Financial Officer

For more than 10 years, Don Blair has been NIKE, Inc.’s Chief Financial Officer and a principal architect of the company’s strategies for delivering sustainable, profitable growth. He is responsible for the company’s finance, investor relations and strategic planning functions and for the last several years was named one of the best CFOs in the U.S. by a leading investment community publication. Before joining Nike, Blair held a series of U.S. and Asia-based finance and strategic planning positions over a 15-year career at PepsiCo.

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Trevor Edwards

President, NIKE Brand

As President of the NIKE Brand, Edwards is responsible for leading all category and geographic business units, the Jordan Brand and Action Sports, which includes Hurley International LLC, Digital Sport and brand management throughout the world as well as leading NIKE's wholesale, retail and e-commerce operations.

Edwards was previously Global Brand & Category Management Executive Vice President, where he was responsible for helping to drive the NIKE Brand growth strategy by leading its category business units globally.

Edwards joined the company in 1992 as a Regional Marketing Manager and has held senior marketing positions in the Americas, the Europe/Middle East/Africa region, the U.S. and Global Brand Management. Edwards has led some of the brand’s most significant break-through innovations, including spearheading the creation of Nike+, a revolutionary sports training experience that connects digitally enabled footwear with digital services. He has also helped transform the digital landscape and position Nike as a leader by using social media to connect with consumers globally.

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Jeanne P. Jackson

President, Product & Merchandising

As President, Product & Merchandising, Jackson leads NIKE's product engines and merchandising. Jackson is responsible for driving the strategy for creating all footwear, apparel and equipment for the company and leading the merchandising of product to the global marketplace.

Jackson was previously the President of Direct-to-Consumer for NIKE, Inc., where she oversaw the company’s global consumer-direct efforts, aligning the power of Nike’s brands to deliver a compelling consumer experience at retail and online.

Jackson’s career spans 30 years in retailing and marketing, having served as CEO of Walmart.com, CEO of Gap, Inc. Direct, President and CEO of Banana Republic.

Jackson served on the Nike Board of Directors for eight years before joining the Nike leadership team, and is currently on the Boards of McDonald’s, Inc. and Kraft, Inc., having formerly been on the Boards of Nordstrom, Williams Sonoma and Caesars Entertainment. She’s also held retail leadership roles with Victoria’s Secret, The Walt Disney Company, Saks Fifth Avenue, and Federated Department Stores.

Jackson is a recognized industry leader, with profiles in Business Week’s “Top 25 Managers of the Year,” Fortune’s “The Fifty Most Powerful Women in American Business,” and “America’s Most Influential Women” by Vanity Fair.

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Krane

Hilary Krane

EVP, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel
Slusher

John Slusher

EVP, Global Sports Marketing
Sprunk

Eric Sprunk

Chief Operating Officer
 
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Hilary Krane

EVP, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel

Hilary Krane brings global expertise in corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, brand protection, and government affairs to her role as EVP, Chief Administrative Officer & General Counsel for NIKE, Inc. Krane joined the company from Levi Strauss & Company, where she held various roles including Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Affairs. Prior to joining Levi Strauss, she was Partner and Assistant General Counsel for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

She graduated from Stanford University in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received her law degree from The University of Chicago Law School in 1989.

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John Slusher

EVP, Global Sports Marketing

As EVP of Nike Global Sports Marketing, John oversees all of Nike's global sports marketing efforts, including managing relationships with Nike’s top athlete, team, league and federation partners. Previously, John was Vice President of Sports Marketing for Asia Pacific and the Americas and led negotiation teams for many of Nike’s sports marketing agreements, including those for Brand Jordan and Converse.

A graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of Southern California Law School, Slusher joined Nike in 1998 from O’Melveny & Myers, a private law firm located in Los Angeles.

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Eric Sprunk

Chief Operating Officer

Eric Sprunk is NIKE, Inc's Chief Operating Officer leading all manufacturing, sourcing, IT and procurement for the company. Sprunk also oversees the company's efforts to drive innovation in the supply chain.

Sprunk was previously Executive Vice President of Merchandising & Product where he was responsible for all NIKE Brand product across the company’s footwear, equipment and apparel engines from design and development to manufacturing and sourcing, delivering compelling stories to Nike consumers.

Sprunk joined Nike in 1993 and has worked in senior financial, product and global management roles. His most recent position was Vice President of Global Footwear where he drove the footwear creation process – developing new concepts, driving innovation and ensuring supply chain management across the product categories. Before Nike, Eric was an executive at Price Waterhouse managing the Nike account.

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John Coburn

VP & Corporate Secretary

Kelley Hall

VP Treasurer & Investor Relations

Bernie Pliska

VP, Corporate Controller
 
 

Board of Directors

The Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of NIKE, Inc. (the “Committee”) considers and evaluates candidates for appointment or election to the Board of Directors. In evaluating potential candidates for suitability, the Committee considers many factors to identify individuals with the requisite intelligence, education, experience, and character to make significant contributions to the Board of Directors. Learn more about NIKE, Inc.’s Board of Directors.