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Competition To Succeed Parker As Nike CEO Heating Up Within Company's Executive Ranks

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 06 / 28 / 16

Nike CEO MARK PARKER "isn't going anywhere just yet, but an April shakeup in the executive ranks has set off speculation that an internal battle is brewing for the opportunity to succeed him," according to Matthew Townsend of BLOOMBERG NEWS. Nike President of Product & Merchandising MICH...

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