SBJ/September 1 - 7, 2003/This Weeks Issue

Nike promotes 5 execs to vice presidencies

Nike Inc. last week promoted five executives to vice president positions.

Tom Arndorfer was named vice president and CFO of Nike USA; Jim Carter was named vice president, general counsel; Adam Helfant is now vice president of U.S. sports marketing; John Hoke was named vice president, global footwear design; and Bernie Pliska is now vice president, corporate controller.

Arndorfer joined Nike in 1996 as controller for global footwear. Since last year, he has worked as CFO of Nike USA.

Carter joined Nike in early 1998 in a regional role as general counsel for the United States and the Americas and manager of Nike's legal team. Helfant has served as director of global sports marketing for five years, the last two involving a joint assignment as director of U.S. sports marketing.

Hoke has served as Nike's global creative director of footwear design for the past 18 months. Previously, he was global creative director for Nike Brand.

Pliska joined Nike in 1995. Prior to that, he was with Price Waterhouse for 11 years.

— From staff reports

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