John Slusher and Elliott Hill, Nike
Executive Vice President, Global Sports Marketing
President, Consumer and Marketplace
Arguably the most powerful brand in sports, Nike’s legacy and ubiquity are so established that consumers inevitably name it as an event or property sponsor — even when it isn’t. Slusher, who heads Nike’s enviable global portfolio of world-class athletes and properties, has been with the brand for 20 years and his father is a longtime confidant of Phil Knight. Hill, another 20-year Nike veteran, holds the same tight reins on sales and marketing, as well as the Jordan Brand and Nike’s growing direct-to-consumer business.