Edwards, Sprunk, Jackson and Clarke will report directly to Mark Parker, NIKE, Inc.’s President and CEO, along with Parker’s current direct reports including Hilary Krane who becomes EVP, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Don Blair, EVP and Chief Financial Officer, David Ayre, EVP of Global Human Resources, John Slusher, EVP of Global Sports Marketing, Jim Calhoun, President & CEO of Converse, John Hoke, VP of Global Design and Tinker Hatfield, VP of Creative Concepts.
“Charlie’s contributions to NIKE are deeply significant and he’s helped build the brand around the world. I’ve worked with him for more than 30 years and I will miss him,” said Parker. “We have a thoughtful succession strategy in place and have built a highly experienced, consumer-focused executive management team with the expertise, acumen, and brand knowledge required to continue to build sustainable growth for NIKE, Inc. for the long-term.”*
Prior to his retirement in January 2014, Denson will work closely with Parker to help manage the transition.
ADDITIONAL MANAGEMENT CHANGESThe company also announced a number of additional senior management changes. Gary DeStefano, President of Global Operations, has decided to retire after 31 years with the company. His retirement is effective July 29, 2013. Effective July 1, Elliott Hill, VP & GM of North America, will become President of Geographies and Sales. Jayme Martin, the VP & GM of Global Running, will become VP & GM of Global Categories. NIKE Golf will now report to Martin. Christiana Shi, the VP of e-commerce, will become President of Direct to Consumer, leading NIKE’s retail and e-commerce organizations. Hill, Martin and Shi will report directly to Edwards. “I would like to thank Gary for his leadership, particularly for the important role he played in building our geography structure around the world and his dedication to the company. We greatly value his contributions and his part in developing the next generation of leaders at NIKE,” said Parker.