NIKE, Inc. Announces Category Leadership Changes
BEAVERTON, Ore. -- July 22, 2013
NIKE, Inc. (NYSE: NKE) announced today that effective immediately, Craig
Cheek, 51, will become the new Vice President of Men’s Training overseeing the
company’s training, baseball and football businesses, including managing
Nike’s important relationship with the NFL. Cheek, a veteran of the company
for more than 20 years, held several key roles during his career, including VP
& GM of Nike’s Young Athletes business and VP & GM of the Greater China and
North America geographies.
Reenie Benziger will assume the role of Vice President of Young Athletes,
overseeing strategy and driving growth to support the company’s key categories
around the world. Benziger, 49, has been with the company for four years,
first as Senior Vice President of Retail at Hurley, then as Director of Global
Merchandising for Nike’s Direct to Consumer business, and most recently, as
Vice President of Sport Apparel. Prior to working for Nike, Benziger was the
lead merchant at PacSun, and also held various leadership roles in product
creation during her 17 years at Gap Inc.
Both Cheek and Benziger will report to Jayme Martin, the VP & GM of Global
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About NIKE, Inc.
NIKE, Inc. based near Beaverton, Oregon, is the world’s leading designer,
marketer and distributor of authentic athletic footwear, apparel, equipment
and accessories for a wide variety of sports and fitness activities.
Wholly-owned NIKE, Inc. subsidiaries include Converse Inc., which designs,
markets and distributes athletic lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories
and Hurley International LLC, which designs, markets and distributes surf and
youth lifestyle footwear, apparel and accessories. For more information, visit
www.nikeinc.comand follow @Nike.
Megan Saalfeld, 503-532-0409
Gavin Lindberg, 503-671-8178
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